Shirkey issues statement after senator tests positive for COVID-19

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

“We were informed today that a member of the Senate tested positive for COVID-19.  The Senate followed the procedure it established months ago and informed senators and staff of the positive test result.  The Senate Business Office provides all senators and staff with appropriate information for follow-up and protocols.

“Our immediate focus is on notification to all senators and staff.  We will evaluate the need for changes to the legislative calendar in the coming days,” said Shirkey.