© 2022 WXPR
Mirror of the Northwoods. Window on the World.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
0000017b-185c-d2e5-a37b-5cff92510000Wisconsin State and Local Government Sources: Wisconsin Department of Health Services: COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019)Oneida County Health DepartmentVilas County Health DepartmentLincoln County Health DepartmentMarathon County Health Department Langlade County Health DepartmentWestern Upper Peninsula Health DepartmentForest County Health DepartmentFederal Government Sources:Centers for Disease Control (CDC)Risk Assessment PageSituation Summary PageState Department Travel AdvisoriesWorld Health Organization (WHO)WHO Question and Answer Page

Sen. Ron Johnson Tests Positive for COVID-19, 3rd Senator to Test Positive

sen._ron_johnson-_wikimedia_commons.jpg
Wikimedia Commons
/

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson says he tested positive for the coronarivus. Johnson’s office announced the diagnosis in a statement Saturday morning.

He’s the third Republican senator to report a positive test this week, joining Utah Sen. Mike Lee and North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis and adding to tension in Washington since President Donald Trump announced his positive test Friday.

Johnson self-quarantined in Wisconsin for two weeks last month after he was exposed to someone with COVID-19 but says he tested negative during that period. He returned to Washington on Tuesday and says he was exposed soon after that to someone else who tested positive.

Johnson says he was tested Friday afternoon after learning of the exposure and tested positive.

The Associated Press is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering, supplying a steady stream of news to its members, international subscribers and commercial customers. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, it's a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members.
Related Content