Top Leaders In Ohio Senate Under Quarantine After Positive COVID-19 Test Among Their Ranks
State Sen. Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House), the Ohio Senate President Pro Tempore, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Peterson, along with Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) have placed themselves under quarantine.
A spokesperson for the Senate Majority Caucus said Peterson is doing "OK." Peterson even participated in Monday's virtual meeting of the Ohio Controlling Board, which ultimately denied a request from Secretary of State Frank LaRose to pay the postage on Ohio’s mail-in ballots.
Obhof put himself under quarantine because he had a brief interaction with Peterson during an outdoor event last week. A spokesperson said Obhof's quarantine is out of an abundance of caution.
State Sens. Tina Maharath (D-Canal Winchester) and Frank Hoagland (R-Mingo Junction) have also tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this year.
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