JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann has tested positive for COVID-19 after the opening day of a legislative session when Hosemann and many other people were walking around the Capitol without wearing masks. A news release from his office says the 74-year-old has no symptoms and has been double vaccinated and boosted.
He’s quarantining for five days and notifying those who may have been exposed. The three-month legislative session began at noon Tuesday, with Hosemann presiding over the Senate. Hosemann was tested Tuesday afternoon after learning he had been exposed to someone with COVID-19. He received his test results Wednesday.