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LaFave tests positive for COVID

By Journal Staff

IRON MOUNTAIN — Michigan State Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain, posted on Facebook on Tuesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been self-quarantining at home.

“Thankfully, the worst of my symptoms came and went this weekend, and I’m feeling much better,” LaFave posted. “I am following the doctor’s orders and working from home through at least the middle of next week.”

He wrote that he is working with staff at the Capitol to inform everyone who was in contact with him during votes on the budget, election issues and other topics last week.

“Fortunately, I was following the strict protocols we have in place before I was tested, including social distancing, frequent hand sanitizing/washing and wearing a mask,” said LaFave, who added that after coming home to the Upper Peninsula from Lansing late Thursday, had not come into contact with anyone.

In his post, LaFave thanked the Dickinson County Hospital and the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department for their “kind, compassionate and professional work.”

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