CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Kanawha County Commissioner Lance Wheeler has tested positive for Covid, according to courthouse officials.
“Last night, I showed symptoms of Covid. I immediately went and got tested this morning. I received a positive test result for COVID, and I have mild symptoms, and I am doing well,” Wheeler explained. “My mild symptoms are a testament to the vaccines. I will follow appropriate medical guidelines and self-isolate during the required period of time.”
Wheeler, a Republican serving his first term as a commissioner, concluded, “During this time of recovery, I am encouraging everyone to get vaccinated to protect themselves and everyone around them.”
Commissioner Kent Carper and Commissioner Ben Salango issued the following joint statement:
“Commissioner Wheeler is in our thoughts at this time, and we wish him a speedy recovery. We are glad he was vaccinated, and we, as he does, encourage others to be vaccinated.”