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WNDU in South Bend: Bishop Rhoades tests negative for COVID-19

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) -- Fort Wayne's NBC News' sister station, WNDU in South Bend, is reporting that Fort Wayne - South Bend Catholic Diocese Bishop Kevin Rhoades says he tested negative for COVID-19.

The following article appeared on the WNDU website.


The Bishop of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese is in quarantine after coming into close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19.

“I thought the responsible thing, with so many events and contact with people, I should follow the advice the CDC to self-quarantine,” Bishop Rhoades said.

“I had mass for seminarians and had a gathering after,” Bishop Rhoades explained. “I was very careful about precautions, but when we had dinner, you take the mask off. The good news I got my results today and I tested negative.”

The bishop is self-isolating for two weeks as a precaution for the safety of others.

“I felt it was the responsible thing to do,” Bishop Rhoades added. “I didn’t have symptoms, but I knew people could spread if they were asymptomatic. I felt it was a moral obligation.”

He was in good spirits and continues to work remotely, until his full return on Monday.

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Linda Jackson

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