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Senator Max Wise Announced He Has Tested Positive for Covid-19

Frankfort, Ky. (July 13, 2020) - The following is a statement from Senator Max Wise regarding his positive COVID-19 test:

"This past Thursday, I began experiencing very mild symptoms that I thought might be consistent with COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, I contacted my local healthcare provider first thing Friday morning and was scheduled to be seen that afternoon. Two tests were given, and both tests yielded positive results. Since that test on Friday afternoon, I have felt fine and I am no longer experiencing any symptoms.

Prior to Thursday, I felt fine and had even taken my temperature daily before coming in contact with anyone or traveling to Frankfort. It was always within the normal range. I am thankful that I am one of the lucky ones who has not had to deal with the hardships that others have faced upon being diagnosed. Like the healthcare community recommends, I will be self-quarantining until I am released by my local health department and staying away from others in the confines of my home.

My wife, Heather, is a pediatric dentist in our community. She has never experienced any symptoms that would lead her to believe she might have the virus, but out of an abundance of caution, she has taken two COVID-19 tests, and both came back negative. As directed by the local health department, they have cleared her to return to work using the proper personal protective equipment as they have always done.

Our healthcare workers and first responders who are on the front lines every day are true patriots in providing care for others who are much worse off than I am. For that, we owe them a debt of gratitude.

During my quarantine, I will be handling communications online, and attending committee meetings remotely, making sure I can attend to my constituents' needs. I have also been open and transparent in contacting Senate leadership, the Legislative Research Commission, and the Governor, letting them know my situation. After my quarantine, I will be right back to work for the Commonwealth. But until then I'm sure my wife has a list of chores for me to do around the house and away from the family."

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