State Senator tests positive for COVID-19

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- A Kentucky state senator who represents some of the state’s southern counties says he has tested positive for coronavirus.

Senator Max Wise of Campbellsville says he started having mild symptoms Thursday that he thought might be consistent with COVID-19.

He scheduled an appointment with his doctor Friday afternoon. Two tests came back positive.

Since the tests, Wise says he has been feeling fine and his symptoms have gone away.

He says he hadn’t experienced symptoms before Thursday and had even been undergoing daily temperature checks. He says his temperature was always within a normal range.

Wise says he’s thankful symptoms have been mild. He also says he will quarantine himself until his health department tells him he no longer has to.

According to Wise, his wife, Heather, a pediatric dentist, has not had symptoms, but took two coronavirus tests, both of which came back negative.

Wise says the local health department has cleared her to return to work.

He also says he’ll be working from home for the time being and will still be available to his constituents.

Wise is a Republican serving people in Adair, Clinton, Cumberland, McCreary, Russell, Taylor, and Wayne counties.

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