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Katie Couric saw Rick Cotton on Saturday before coronavirus diagnosis

Followers are encouraging Katie Couric to self-quarantine after she revealed on social media that she saw the pinnacle of the Port Authority, Rick Cotton — who examined optimistic for coronavirus — over the weekend.

Tweeting out a hyperlink to the information that Cotton had the contagious virus, she wrote, “Rick Cotton is an previous pal of mine. Actually I simply saw him on Saturday for the primary time in a very long time. Really feel higher Rick.”

The tweet sparked feedback like, “Um….possibly time to self-quarantine Katie….” and “Are they telling you that you might want to quarantine? Keep protected and wholesome!”

Couric, 63, then added, “Pondering of you, Rick. PS: We didn’t contact!”

In accordance with the CDC, coronavirus or Covid-19 can unfold “Between people who find themselves in shut contact with each other (inside about 6 toes)” and “By respiratory droplets produced when an contaminated particular person coughs or sneezes.”

The CDC additionally warns on the web site that it’s doable the virus spreads by means of touching contaminated surfaces or objects after which touching your mouth, nostril or eyes, nevertheless it’s not “regarded as the primary means” it spreads.

Followers rapidly let her know you don’t have to the touch an contaminated particular person to get the sickness.

“Do you assume it’s a must to contact somebody to get the virus?” somebody wrote. One other added, linking to the CDC, “You may need to brush up on how the CDC says the virus is unfold. Wishing you good well being!”

Couric up to date involved Twitter customers hours after her preliminary tweet, “OK individuals – thanks on your concern!! I’ve just a few updates: Thus far I’ve talked to somebody from @WHO who referred me to the
@HealthNYGov which instructed me that it was not essential to self-quarantine. This was additionally confirmed by my main care doctor. My interplay was a 90-second dialog with an asymptomatic particular person and concerned no bodily contact. I’m now quadruple checking with the @CDCgov. However general, the individuals I spoke to mentioned to proceed utilizing widespread sense and good hygiene practices….and if I begin having signs or not feeling effectively I ought to go to my main care physician instantly. Hopefully, that is useful for anybody who offers with this sooner or later + I’ll hold you guys up to date as quickly as I’ve extra information!”

She added {that a} CDC official instructed her she was “very low danger given the period and nature of contact” and might be working from dwelling, simply to be protected.

Over the weekend, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in New York after the variety of confirmed coronavirus instances continued to extend. By Monday, Cuomo introduced the state has 142 instances.

Cotton, who labored as a lawyer at NBCUniversal for twenty years, is working from dwelling and beneath a 14-day quarantine.

Reps for Couric didn’t instantly return our request for remark.

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