CORONAVIRUS UTAH

Lt. Gov. Henderson tests positive for COVID-19

Jan 23, 2022, 7:45 PM | Updated: 11:33 pm
Sen. Deidre Henderson, R- Spanish Fork and co-chairwoman of the Martha Hughes Cannon Oversight Comm...
Sen. Deidre Henderson, R- Spanish Fork and co-chairwoman of the Martha Hughes Cannon Oversight Committee, speaks during a press conference at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The committee announced Ben Hammond has been selected to sculpt a bronze statue of Cannon, the first female state senator in the nation, for the National Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C.

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson has tested positive for COVID-19.

The announcement was made in a press release Sunday evening.

Due to the positive result, she will be canceling all public events for the week, according to her office.

“She is doing well under the circumstances and looks forward to getting back to work as soon as possible,” the release stated.

This is the second time Henderson has tested positive for the virus. The first time was back in August of 2020 while she was on the campaign trail with now Gov. Spencer Cox.

Late Sunday night, a statement was sent out from the governor’s office saying, “Gov. Cox is fully vaccinated and boosted, has tested negative for COVID-19 and has no symptoms.”

The statement added that he does not need to quarantine or isolate per the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Lt. Gov. Henderson tests positive for COVID-19