Senate session canceled after senator tests positive for COVID-19

LANSING—Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, issued the following statement regarding session schedule after a member of the Michigan Senate tested positive for COVID-19:

“In light of one of our colleagues recently testing positive for COVID-19, I encourage all caucus members to be tested.  The Senate will cancel committees and session for this week, August 3-7, to allow adequate time for execution of protocols and receipt of results for individuals who choose to be tested.  We all wish Senator Barrett a speedy recovery” said Shirkey.