Governor Walz tests positive for COVID-19

Published: Dec. 21, 2021 at 11:18 AM CST
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) – Minnesota Governor Tim Walz released a statement Tuesday morning to announce that him, his wife, and his son have tested positive for COVID-19.

Gov. Walz released the following statement:

“Yesterday, my 9th grade son tested positive for COVID-19. Gwen and I were both tested that same day, and after initially testing negative yesterday morning, last night we received positive COVID-19 tests.”

“Thankfully, my son has mild symptoms and Gwen and I have no symptoms. My son is vaccinated, and Gwen and I are vaccinated and have received our booster shots, and I am confident that these vaccines are protecting my family and me from serious illness.”

“My family and I are isolating, and I will continue to work from home until I feel better and test negative for the virus. In the meantime, I encourage every Minnesotan to get tested before the holidays, and to roll up their sleeves and get their vaccine and their booster to ensure they, too, have strong protection against COVID-19.”

The Minnesota Governor also posted a video to Twitter, explaining that he and his family are doing well, and will be following the advice of their doctors.

Watch the video below:

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