OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has tested positive for COVID-19 for the third time.
Inslee’s office said in a statement Thursday that he had tested positive and was experiencing very mild symptoms, including a cough. He plans to continue working.
Prior to receiving his updated booster Wednesday evening, the 72-year-old Democratic governor was exposed to an individual who tested positive for the virus. Inslee tested positive Thursday morning.
“COVID remains with us and vaccination remains as important as ever,” Inslee said in a statement. “We are so appreciative that we have this vaccine that has the ability to keep you out of the hospital or worse. I’m glad I received it and encourage others to take advantage.”