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Oregon Representative Peter DeFazio tests positive for COVID

Rachael McDonald
Peter DeFazio in the KLCC studios before the pandemic.

Oregon 4th District Representative Peter DeFazio tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday. The Springfield Democrat said he is fully vaccinated and is only experiencing mild cold-like symptoms and fatigue. Defazio said he will follow CDC guidelines and quarantine. He encouraged everyone to get vaccinated. The news comes on the same day Speaker of the House Nanci Pelosi announced she’s tested positive for COVID.

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s host for All Things Considered on weekday afternoons. She also is the editor of the KLCC Extra, the daily digital newspaper. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000.