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Kansas governor tests negative for coroanvirus, aide says

Laura Kelly
Posted at 1:37 PM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 14:37:14-04

TOPEKA, Kan. — A spokesman says Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has tested negative for the coronavirus after being in a public meeting last month with a legislative leader who’d been infected and hospitalized.

Spokesman Sam Coleman said the governor was tested Friday morning.

She decided to get tested after Kansas House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr. disclosed in an email to fellow GOP House members that he’d tested positive for the coronavirus on July 13.

Ryckman said he was hospitalized for about a week was cleared by a doctor to stop isolating, allowing him to go to the July 29 Statehouse meeting.

Kelly called his decision “reckless and dangerous.”