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Oklahoma State Senator Tests Positive For Covid-19

Posted at 7:24 AM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 09:18:06-04

Oklahoma State Senator Paul Rosino is recovering and doing well after testing positive for COVID-19.

The senator was tested for the virus on March 16 and received his results Tuesday, March 24.

In a Facebook post Rosino said, "On Sunday March 15 I started not to feel well and that continued into Monday, I immediately on Sunday began to follow the CDC, Health Department, and other Public Health officials guidelines to self quarantine. I called the Health Dept Monday, they suggested I call my personal physician. I called Senate leadership on Monday the 16th and informed them I wasn’t feeling well and would not be at the Capitol."

Rosino was not present at the Senate last week, nor was he among the senators or Senate personnel who underwent testing on Tuesday, March 17, after a Senate staffer tested positive for COVID-19.

Rosino say he will continue to work from home.

“I want to thank everyone who has reached out to inquire about me. I am doing well and feel much better. I’m glad I followed the health professionals’ advice to the tee. That’s what we all need to do now: stay home if we feel sick, isolate and seek care from a doctor. Doing that, we can all be well, let the health care heroes focus on the critically ill, and do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Rosino, R-Oklahoma City.

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