Gov. Baker ‘Feeling Ill,' Says He Tested Negative For COVID

The governor cancelled all of his public events Tuesday

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Gov. Charlie Baker has canceled his appearances at the only two public events on his schedule Tuesday due to illness.

A source close to Baker said he's "feeling ill" but tested negative for COVID-19.

The governor's office issued the following statement shortly after noon:

“Governor Baker is not feeling well and will not be attending public events in person today. The Governor is attending meetings virtually today and has tested negative for COVID-19.”

Baker's public schedule had featured a Vertex ribbon cutting event in Boston at 12:30 p.m.

The governor was also scheduled at 6 p.m. to attend the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The chamber plans to recognize Baker Tuesday night as a "Distinguished Bostonian."

The events were on Baker's public schedule, released just after 7 p.m. on Monday.

At 11:40 a.m. Tuesday, the governor's press office issued a new schedule that listed, without explanation and in an all-red font, "No public events."

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