Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy Has COVID

As does a member of the state House
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 25, 2021 12:05 AM CST
Alaska Governor, State Lawmaker Have COVID
In this March 9, 2020, file photo, Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy addresses reporters at a news conference in Anchorage, Alaska.   (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Alaska House Speaker Louise Stutes says a member of the Alaska House has tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. She asked members and staff not to enter the Capitol on Thursday unless necessary to allow for contact tracing and cleaning to occur. Further details weren’t immediately available, the AP reports. The announcement came the same day that Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s office announced he had COVID-19. His office says the 59-year-old Republican is in quarantine at his home in the Wasilla area with mild symptoms. A Dunleavy spokesperson says the governor will work from home as he has been since entering self-quarantine on Sunday because of an recent virus exposure. (More Alaska stories.)

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