3 Michigan reps test positive for COVID-19

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — Three more members of the Michigan Legislature have contracted coronavirus.

The leaders include State Reps. Scott VanSingel, R-Grant and Ann Bollin, R-Brighton Township. The Michigan Senate GOP issued a release Friday that State Sen. Kim LaSata, R-Bainbridge Township, had also tested positive for the virus.

In a statement, LaSata said she was asymptomatic. She said she attended hearings Thursday and learned of her positive test Thursday evening. She added that she has started telling informing those with whom she has had close contact.

“Throughout the pandemic, our hospitals and front-line health care workers have asked us all to take personal responsibility by washing our hands frequently, socially distancing and wearing a mask — even if you don’t think you need one. I have done my best to adhere to these recommendations,” her statement read in part.

There are also concerns in the House GOP caucus that at a large post-election party last Saturday at the home of State Rep. Gary Eisen, R-St. Clair Township, that more lawmakers may have come in contact with the virus but no cases have been linked to that yet.

Several other members of the Michigan Legislature have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March.

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