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Congresswoman Lee Tests Positive for COVID-19 As Her Mother Passes From The Disease

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Canton, Ohio, November 25 – U.S. Rep. Susie Lee (Nev.-03) has tested positive for COVID-19 after visiting her mother who passed from the disease.

The Congresswoman released the following statement on the passing of her mother, Joan Kelley, and on the Congresswoman’s positive COVID-19 test result:

 “It is difficult for me to write this tonight, but I am heartbroken to share the news that my mother passed away yesterday evening after months of deteriorating health. This has been an extremely difficult couple of days for my family. I’m going to share more in the coming days about my mom and the pivotal role she played in shaping my life and the lives of my siblings.

 “I traveled to Ohio on Monday because my mother had begun to receive in-home hospice care. I took precautions to maintain social distance and wear a mask, and out of an abundance of caution, took a COVID-19 test before arriving in Ohio and again today. While I tested negative as recently as Sunday, I, unfortunately, tested positive today for COVID-19. I am currently asymptomatic and plan to participate in remote memorial services for my mother over the weekend. Starting next week, I will continue my congressional work remotely while isolating until I know it is safe to exit isolation.”

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Michael McGreer Mesquite, Nevada
Dr. Michael Manford McGreer is managing editor of and writes on issues that impact public policy.

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