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Wyden tests positive for COVID-19

Brian Bull
Sen. Ron Wyden has tested positive for COVID-19. This file photo is from 2018.

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden has tested positive for COVID-19. According to a statement from his office, the Democrat is fully vaccinated and has minor symptoms.

The statement also says Wyden is working from his DC residence while following CDC guidance to quarantine, and that the positive test came as a result of "routine testing."

Wyden is the third member of Oregon’s Congressional delegation to test positive for COVID this month, following Peter DeFazio and Earl Blumenauer. Both DeFazio and Blumenauer have recovered and are back at work.

Chris Lehman has been reporting on Oregon issues since 2006. He joined the KLCC news department in December, 2018 and became News Director in March, 2023. Chris was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and graduated from Temple University with a degree in journalism. His public broadcasting career includes stops in Louisiana and Illinois. Chris has filed for national programs including “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”
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