“Today I tested positive for COVID-19. Although I am currently experiencing mild symptoms, I am grateful that I have the protection of a safe and effective vaccine – and I know that without it, this disease could be much, much worse, ”says Ryan. “What we have learned over the past year and a half is that we are in the same boat, and I urge all Ohioans to help us crush this pandemic by wearing a mask and getting us vaccinated so that we can get back to normal. “
Ryan, who is running for the Ohio Senate, is one of dozens of federal lawmakers who have announced they have tested positive during the pandemic and the eighth member of the House to test positive for Covid-19 since early August . Four senators also contracted the virus after being vaccinated.
According to a press release from Ryan’s office, he had already tested negative for the coronavirus three times in the past 10 days before receiving his positive test results.