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Utah Senate President Adams tests positive for COVID ahead of general session

Utah Senate President Stuart Adams discusses the 2022 legislative session in his office at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. (Laura Seitz/Deseret News)

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.

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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