FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky lawmaker who heads a key education committee said on Sunday that he has been released from quarantine after testing positive for the coronavirus.
In a Twitter post, Republican state Sen. Max Wise said he was notified by the Lake Cumberland District Health Department that he met the criteria to be released.
“I am fortunate only to have experienced mild symptoms throughout my diagnosis,” he said. “I do not take this for granted, as I know there are so many others who have not been as fortunate.”
Wise announced last week that he had gotten tested after experiencing “very mild symptoms.”
The Campbellsville lawmaker is chairman of the Senate Education Committee. He has been a state senator since 2015.
During his quarantine, he handled communications online and participated in committee meetings remotely.
For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some — especially older adults and people with existing health problems — it can cause more severe illness and be fatal.