Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer tests positive for COVID

‘I encourage my fellow Michiganders to get vaccinated and boosted’

FILE - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, D-Mich., speaks during a news conference in Lansing, Mich., Jan. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File) (Paul Sancya, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has tested positive for COVID-19, her office reported late Monday night.

Gov. Whitmer issued an official statement after testing positive for the virus, saying she is experiencing only “mild symptoms.”

“This evening, I tested positive for COVID-19,” Whitmer said Monday night. “Thankfully, I am only experiencing mild symptoms after being fully vaccinated and twice boosted. After speaking with a state doctor, I will follow the proper guidance and protocols while maintaining a remote schedule to continue getting things done for the people of Michigan. I last tested for COVID this afternoon when I tested negative. Following standard protocol, all of my close contacts from today will be informed.

“I am grateful for the support of my family, my staff, and the vaccine for offering me robust protection against the virus. I look forward to getting back to work in person, meeting with constituents, and keeping Michigan on the move. I encourage my fellow Michiganders to get vaccinated and boosted.”

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