Gov. Tim Walz Tests Positive For COVID-19

21December 2021

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced on Twitter Tuesday.

“It’s disappointing, I was looking forward to Christmas with my relatives, my family,” Walz said. “But those things will have to wait.”

Minnesotans, I want to share that yesterday, my 9th grade son tested positive for COVID-19. Gwen and I were both tested that same day, and after initially testing negative in the morning, last night we received positive COVID-19 tests.

— Governor Tim Walz (@GovTimWalz) December 21, 2021

Walz said his son tested positive over the weekend, and he and his wife Gwen both tested positive Monday night. Walz and his wife have no symptoms so far, while his son has mild symptoms.

The governor said his entire family is fully vaccinated, and he and his wife have received booster shots.

He will quarantine for 10 days and “continue to work from home until I test negative for the virus.”

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