Maine House Speaker Fecteau Tests Positive For Covid-19

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine House Speaker Ryan Fecteau announced Friday that he tested positive for COVID-19, and will be working remotely.

Fecteau said it was a so-called “breakthrough infection” because he'd already been vaccinated.

“Fortunately, my symptoms are minimal. I am grateful to be vaccinated and, as a result, not experiencing the worst that COVID has to offer,” the Biddeford Democrat said in a statement.

Fecteau and Senate President Troy Jackson are the highest ranking officials in state government to contract COVID-19.

Jackson, D-Allagash, and Senate Majority Leader Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, tested positive in September. U.S. Sen. Angus King of Maine also experienced a breakthrough infection and has since recovered.