Congressman Ryan Tests Positive for COVID-19

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan announced Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement posted on his Twitter account.

He is quarantining at his home and has tested negative three times in the past 10 days prior to today’s positive, he said in a statement sent to news outlets.

“Today, I tested positive for COVID-19,” Ryan wrote around 3 p.m. “While I’m currently experiencing mild symptoms, I’m grateful to have the protection of a safe and effective vaccine – and I know without it, this illness could be much, much worse.”

Ryan, D-13, is also vying for the Democratic Party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate. 

“What we have learned over the last year and a half is that we are in this together, and I urge all Ohioans to help us crush this pandemic by wearing a mask and getting vaccinated so that we can get back to normal,” the congressman wrote.

“Finally, I’d like to extend my deepest thanks to Mercy Health who treated me and healthcare workers across Ohio who are fighting COVID-19 on the frontlines every day. You are the true heroes of this pandemic,” the final tweet in the thread said.

Pictured: U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan in June 2021.

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