Michigan legislative leader tested positive for COVID-19

Michigan State Capitol, File Michigan State Capitol, File |  Photo: Pixabay

Created: January 13, 2021 08:46 PM

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey says he tested positive for the coronavirus two days before Christmas and recovered at home.

The Clarklake Republican, who publicly announced the infection three weeks after learning of it, is at least the 13th legislator with a positive test.

A 14th died from a suspected case in March.

Shirkey experienced a fever and fatigue. He believes he was exposed Dec. 19, a day after the Senate ended voting for the year.

He visited the House on Dec. 21, appearing to remove his mask while listening to a farewell speech.



Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Evers calls lack of 2nd vaccine doses 'slap in the face'

"They were lying," Gov. Walz says about federal COVID-19 vaccine stockpile

The Race Is On: Beargrease sets date for 2021 sled dog marathon

Extremist threat to Minnesota Capitol has faded

Minnesota leaders lay out plan to protect State Capitol from potential protests