PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee tested positive for COVID-19 late Saturday night, according to a spokesperson Matt Sheaff.

Sheaff says the governor, who is 71-years-old, is experiencing minor symptoms and is in “good spirits.” McKee has been vaccinated and twice boosted for COVID-19, according to Sheaff, who adds this is the governor’s first time testing positive for the virus during the pandemic.

“After speaking with his doctor, the Governor has begun taking the antiviral medication Paxlovid and is isolating for 5 days,” Sheaff said in a statement.

McKee will isolate for five days and will work remotely during that time, according to Sheaff.

“He looks forward to getting back to work in person, meeting with constituents and keeping Rhode Island’s economic momentum going,” Sheaff continued.

Sheaff says the governor’s team will reach out to those who may have been exposed over the past two days. He adds those who have been exposed are encouraged to monitor for symptoms and test on the sixth day after potential exposure.

According to Sheaff, McKee’s last public event was at the 2022 PrepareRI Internship Program Graduation held at Rhode Island College last Friday.

According to the governor’s public schedule, 220 students were set to graduate “after working this summer for various Rhode Island employers including hospitals, pharmacies, financial institutions, and non-profit organizations.”