Washington Office of the Lt. Governor announcement.
Lt. Governor Denny Heck released the following statement after testing positive for COVID-19:
“I’ve tested positive for COVID-19. I’m working from home and experiencing mild but unpleasant symptoms, similar to a bad head cold.
I’m glad to be vaccinated and double-boosted. I know my symptoms could be much worse if I wasn’t vaccinated, and I urge everyone eligible for a booster shot to go and get one.
I’ve begun a regimen of Paxlovid, one of the antiviral pills approved by the FDA for fighting COVID-19. Paxlovid and other treatments are now widely available in Washington state. I encourage anyone who tests positive to talk with their doctor or pharmacist about treatment options.
I previously tested positive in February but experienced no symptoms. Unfortunately COVID-19 reinfections can happen, and that’s another good reason to go and get that booster shot.
I look forward to resuming my full public schedule once cleared to do so.”
Note: Lt. Governor Heck and Gov. Inslee have not been in proximity to one another in recent days. Their cases are unrelated.