Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s husband, Dr. Marc Mallory, recently tested positive for COVID-19 and she is taking steps to ensure her health is not compromised by isolating, the Detroit Free Press reported.
“Today, the first gentleman tested positive for COVID-19 after feeling under the weather,” said Whitmer spokesman Bobby Leddy in the article.
“After the positive test, Gov. Whitmer took a rapid test, which came back negative, and is awaiting the results of a PCR test out of an abundance of caution.”
Mallory, a retired dentist, is one of thousands of Michiganders who contracted COVID-19 as the COVID-19 variant, omicron, grows in cases locally and around the nation and world.
“Like so many families around the country, the governor and her husband took extra precautions to limit contact with others to stay safe over the holidays as they celebrated Christmas with their immediate family members in Michigan,” Leddy said in the article.
“Thankfully, the entire family is fully vaccinated and boosted, so the governor has not tested positive and is not experiencing symptoms. Until the PCR test comes back, the governor is isolating in a separate area of the house and has taken steps to complete contact tracing to keep others safe.”
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