A GOP congressman from Michigan who has criticized Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order announced on Monday that he’d tested positive for the coronavirus and urged people to follow public health guidelines.
Rep. Tim Walberg, 69, said he was experiencing mild symptoms of COVID-19 and after learning on Sunday that he’d tested positive for the illness.
“It has been more than a week since I have attended a public event. In conjunction with health officials, my office and I are in the process of reaching out to individuals I had contact with before my self-isolation began,” Walberg said in a statement.
“As we enter the winter months, I encourage everyone to remain vigilant and adhere to public health guidelines to combat this virus.”
Walberg was one of six GOP congressmen from Michigan to sign a letter this spring calling on Whitmer to amend her lockdown order instead of “needlessly shutting down large sectors of the economy and further restricting