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Nebraska’s lieutenant governor tests positive for COVID-19

Nebraska Lt. Gov. Mike Foley
Nebraska Lt. Gov. Mike Foley(Valentyn Antochshuk | Office of Lt. Gov. Mike Foley)
Published: Oct. 12, 2021 at 12:44 PM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) - The governor’s office confirmed Tuesday that Lt. Gov. Mike Foley has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a spokesman, Foley has mild symptoms and “is self-isolating as he recovers.”

A spokesman for Foley didn’t answer questions from The Associated Press about when the lieutenant governor was tested or whether he has been vaccinated.

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has been vaccinated and has urged the public to get vaccinated too, but he opposes vaccine requirements.

The governor’s office updated Foley’s public schedule to remove all planned events for the week. Foley, a Republican, is a former state auditor and lawmaker from Lincoln. He has served as lieutenant governor since 2015.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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