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."