COVID And The Iowa Legislature
Someone associated with the Iowa Senate tested positive for COVID this week. Radio Iowa reports, that on Monday one individual associated with the Iowa Senate had a positive COVID test on Monday.
The last time this specific person who has this virus was in the Iowa Senate was March 25th. This is according to a report from the Secretary of the Senate. Unfortunately, this is the very first case in the Iowa Senate that we are aware of. Over the past few months several cases were reported. This legislature has a completely voluntary reporting system. When there are positive cases they are not disclosed in any emails or correspondence through the staff members.
The Des Moines Register reports that while the identity of this person is unknown, the email with the news did say the location and other area where this person spent most of their time was disinfected.
This voluntary reporting raised a few eyebrows for a few lawmakers, especially Senate Minority Leader Zach Wahls who said in a statement,
"As legislators, we must continue to lead by example: keep wearing masks, observing social distance, washing our hands and getting vaccinated when possible.”
You can check out more information about COVID on the station website.
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