“Out of deep concern for my colleagues and others, I chose to get tested this morning to confirm my suspicions. Yesterday afternoon, I felt chilled, tired and developed a cough. I took a long nap that was ineffective in making me feel much better. I share this news of my positive test this afternoon in the hopes that others will now get a test and quarantine out of an abundance of caution.
I have consistently practiced social distancing whenever possible and worn a mask. I was wearing a mask on Thursday during my floor speech at the statehouse for the school funding bill.
This virus is serious and we should all treat it as such,” said Rep. Patterson.