Utah Senate President Adams tests positive for COVID ahead of general session
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Senate President Stuart Adams has tested positive for COVID-19.
A spokesperson for Adams’ office said he tested positive for the virus on Thursday and is already feeling much better.
Adams was scheduled to attend Gov. Spencer Cox’s press conference on the state’s response to the ongoing omicron surge, but he did not attend.
#BREAKING Utah's Senate President @JStuartAdams has tested positive for Covid. His spokesperson tells me he was first symptomatic Wednesday night, making day 5 of his quarantine up in time to be in person at the first day of the #utleg. more today on @kslnewsradio
— Lindsay Aerts (@LindsayOnAir) January 14, 2022
Aundrea Peterson, Utah Senate deputy chief of staff, said Adams plans to attend the first day of the Utah Legislature’s 2022 general session on Tuesday. Adams began feeling symptoms Wednesday night and would finish his five-day quarantine on Monday.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says anyone who tests positive for COVID-19, has no fever after five days and is recovering from any symptoms can leave isolation and should wear a well-fitting mask for five additional days.
Adams spokesperson said there shouldn’t be any impact to his scheduled meetings or plans for the general session.
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