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Rob Portman Tests Positive For COVID

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)
John Minchillo
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Associated Press

U.S. Senator Rob Portman said on Tuesday he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Updated January 4, 2022 at 11:40 a.m.

U.S. Senator Rob Portman said on Tuesday he has tested positive for COVID-19.

A statement emailed this morning said the Republican took an at-home test before returning to Washington D.C. Portman said he's asymptomatic and feeling fine.

Portman also said he will work remotely this week before returning to the nation's capital.

Portman, who announced last year he would not run for re-election this year, participated in a clinical trial for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine starting in November 2020 and has received a booster shot.

Steve Brown grew up in nearby Richwood, Ohio and now lives there with his wife and sons. He started his journalism career as a weekend board operator at WOSU while majoring in journalism at Ohio State, where he also wrote for the student newspaper The Lantern and co-founded the organization Students for Public Broadcasting.