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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer tests positive for COVID-19

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LANSING, MI (AP)— Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Democratic governor said in a statement that she tested positive for the virus Monday evening and is experiencing mild symptoms. Whitmer said she plans to follow proper guidance and protocols, while maintaining a remote schedule. She said all of her close contacts from Monday will be notified.

Whitmer is fully vaccinated and has received two booster shots. She encourages all Michiganders to get vaccinated and boosted.

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