LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Governor Gretchen Whitmer has tested positive for COVID-19, her office confirmed in a statement on Monday.

“This evening, I tested positive for COVID-19.  

“Thankfully, I am only experiencing mild symptoms after being fully vaccinated and twice boosted. 

“After speaking with a state doctor, I will follow the proper guidance and protocols, while maintaining a remote schedule to continue getting things done for the people of Michigan. I last tested for COVID this afternoon, when I tested negative. Following standard protocol, all of my close contacts from today will be informed. 

“I am grateful for the support of my family, my staff, and the vaccine for offering me robust protection against the virus. I look forward to getting back to work in person, meeting with constituents, and keeping Michigan on the move. 

“I encourage my fellow Michiganders to get vaccinated and boosted.” 

Governor Gretchen Whitmer

Whitmer’s positive test comes just two days after President Joe Biden tested negative after a rebound case of COVID-19.