Michigan lieutenant governor tests positive for COVID-19
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II says he’s tested positive for COVID-19 but is showing no symptoms while he quarantines with his family.
Gilchrist said on Twitter that he tested positive Sunday morning after his 2-year-old daughter, Ruby, began experiencing a runny nose and a mild fever — symptoms that are consistent with the coronavirus.
He says his daughter and everyone else in his family was then tested for COVID-19. Gilchrist says he and his family are quarantining.
Gilchrist, a Democrat who’s second in command to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, says he and his wife are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and have also each received a booster shot.
Today, I tested positive for COVID-19.— Garlin Gilchrist II (@LtGovGilchrist) January 9, 2022
I currently have no symptoms, and I’m grateful that being vaccinated protects against serious illness. I encourage everyone to keep doing all they can to keep each other safe. pic.twitter.com/cfrs7Fvlxt