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Nevada Sen. Cortez Masto tests positive for COVID-19

Updated January 11, 2023 - 5:59 pm

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., announced on Twitter Wednesday afternoon that she tested positive for COVID-19.

“This afternoon, I received a positive COVID-19 test result,” she said. “I’m experiencing mild symptoms and am grateful for the protection my vaccinations have provided. I’ll be following CDC guidance and working from home while my office remains open for Nevadans.”

Cortez Masto’s Democratic partner in the Senate, Sen. Jacky Rosen, wished Cortez Masto a speedy recovery following the announcement.

On Tuesday, Cortez Masto met with middle school students from Mater Academy Mountain Vista’s Speech and Debate Club in Las Vegas to help them with a documentary project.

Cortez Masto’s office did not return requests for comment asking how she believes she contracted COVID-19.

A previous version of this story misstated the day of Cortez Masto’s school visit.

Contact Jessica Hill at jehill@reviewjournal.com. Follow @jess_hillyeah on Twitter.

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