2 Oklahoma lawmakers confirm positive tests for coronavirus
November 15, 2020
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives confirmed Friday they have tested positive for the coronavirus, just days after a swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol in which many lawmakers and their families weren't wearing masks or practicing social distancing.
Republican state Reps. Kevin Wallace of Wellston and Tammy Townley of Ardmore both confirmed in statements to The Associated Press that they have tested positive.
Wallace said he tested positive before Wednesday's swearing-in ceremony and took his oath privately, without any other members present.