After experiencing flu-like symptoms, Senator Dan Sparks (DFL-Austin) tested positive for COVID-19 and entered a two-week quarantine. Senator Sparks released the following statement:
“The week of October 5, I began to feel unwell and experience flu-like symptoms, leading to my decision to voluntarily quarantine. After consulting with my doctor, I was tested for COVID-19 on October 8. The test revealed a positive result. Per CDC guidelines, I began a two-week quarantine and have not attended any in-person events. Although I cannot attend in-person, I have continued to participate remotely in legislative business and work on the issues that face our district.
I want to thank everyone for their well-wishes and ask that Minnesotans continue to take COVID-19 seriously.”