North Carolina treasurer goes home after COVID-19 treatment

Published 8:26 am Saturday, April 4, 2020

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North Carolina State Treasurer Dale Folwell has been released from the hospital after what his office said was five days of treatment for symptoms related to the COVID-19 virus.

A statement from Folwell’s office on Friday, April 3 said he will continue his recovery from home, following protocols described in his discharge as well as those required by local and state health officials.

Folwell said in a previous statement that he returned to Raleigh after a recent, long-planned trip with his son and noticed that his perennial cough had worsened. He said he thought initially it was a reaction to pollen, but he ultimately contacted a doctor and got tested.

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Folwell has not said where he and his son traveled.

According to the statement, Folwell was never on a ventilator or otherwise incapacitated. He remained in contact with his family and necessary senior staff members at the Department of State Treasurer.

Folwell’s chief responsibilities are to manage the $100 billion in state pension investments and provide oversight of the health insurance plan for over 725,000 state employees, teachers, retirees and their dependents.

Folwell, a former state legislator and local school board member is running for reelection in November against Democrat Ronnie Chatterji.


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