LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State Sen. Kim LaSata announced Friday that she has tested positive for COVID-19.
LaSata has a history of pushing against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s orders to stop the pandemic since last spring.
The senator had not been experiencing any symptoms before receiving a test during a routine, scheduled medical check-up, according to a news release.
She attended Senate session and committee hearings as normal Thursday because she didn’t know at the time that she had the virus.
“Upon my diagnosis, I began informing individuals I had been in close contact with and decided to inform my constituents and the public as well to reinforce that COVID-19 is in our community,” LaSata said. “It is real and can infect anyone. Throughout the pandemic, our hospitals and frontline 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.”
LaSata remains asymptomatic.