The Office of Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Saturday announced that First Lady Rose Dunleavy tested positive for Covid-19 while the couple was in Japan, and will stay in isolation until after weekend. Her symptoms are mild.
The Dunleavys were on a trade mission to Japan and were returning home when Rose tested positive at the Narita International Airport in Tokyo, and went into isolation.
Rose had tested negative prior to flying to Japan early this week, along with Gov. Dunleavy and members of the state delegation. The first lady is fully vaccinated for Covid. All other members of the delegation have subsequently tested negative.
The journey marks the second trip to Japan by the governor and the first lady; in 2019, they went to Japan at the invitation of dignitaries there to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Alaska LNG exports from Nikiski, on the Kenai Peninsula, to Tokyo.
Following Japanese government protocols, Rose Dunleavy will complete quarantine before flying home to Alaska.