Kettering Councilman Bruce Duke and his wife, Janice, have been in a self-quarantine situation for the past two weeks after being exposed to a person who tested positive tested for the coronavirus.

Kettering councilman and wife self-quarantine after coronavirus contact

Councilman Bruce Duke phoned into Tuesday night’s council meeting and explained that while he and his wife, Janice, were traveling recently, they had been exposed to someone who had tested positive for the coronavirus and were now in self-quarantine at home.

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“My wife and I were traveling out-of-state and, when we got home, we found out that we had been on contact with someone that had tested positive for the coronavirus,” Duke told council. “We have been in our home for the past two weeks, and that is why I am not in chambers this evening, and tomorrow (Wednesday) is our last day in self-quarantine.”

He added, “I wanted to share with the community, if this happens to you, it’s not that bad. Residents have been helping us with meals. People will pitch in and help you. I just want to let the citizens know please stay inside if this happens to you and continue to shelter-in-place. That is the only way we are going to beat this thing.”

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Mayor Don Patterson said city employees and first responders are doing great job on the front lines as Kettering residents come together to combat the COVID-19 situation.

“Follow the governor’s stay-at-home request,” Patterson said. “If you follow those guidelines, we will get through this a lot quicker and a lot safer and with a lot less heartache.”

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