Second House Democrat Tests Positive for COVID-19

Monday, April 6, 2020

LANSING, Mich., — A second member of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. Karen Whitsett (D-Detroit) has tested positive for COVID-19. Rep. Whitsett is doing well and appears to be on the other side of her illness. Rep. Whitsett was not in attendance at the March 17 session and has self-quarantined since becoming ill. Caucus members, as well as House Speaker Chatfield, have been notified of the situation and instructed to take precautionary measures. 

“I also am praying for her speedy recovery, and for the safety of her friends and family,” said House Democratic Leader Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills).“Rep. Whitsett’s positive result in another reminder that everyone must follow the recommended guidelines and practice social distancing to stop the spread of this virus. Anyone who is experiencing symptoms should contact their medical provider."

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