Katie Couric says she will be working from home “to be safe” after interacting with a prominent transportation official who’s been diagnosed with the coronavirus.

The former TODAY anchor had explained earlier Monday on Twitter that health professionals assured her self-quarantining “was not necessary” following a brief conversation she shared Saturday with Rick Cotton, the executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the New York City area’s airports, bridges and more.

Cotton has been diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed Monday, and is now under self-quarantine and working from his home.

Couric, 63, began by tweeting a news story about Cotton’s diagnosis on Monday, calling him “an old friend of mine.”

“In fact I just saw him on Saturday for the first time in a long time. Feel better Rick,” she added.

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