Sen. Luz Escamilla says she’s tested positive for COVID-19

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Sunday night, Sen. Luz Escamilla, D-Salt Lake City, announced she had tested positive for the coronavirus.

“On Friday evening, after experiencing symptoms, I was tested for COVID-19. I have just been informed that my test came back positive,” said Escamilla in an email statement. 

“My family and I are quarantined and taking every precaution to avoid spreading the virus. As someone who has asthma, this is a scary diagnosis, but I am confident I will make a full recovery.”

Escamilla, who ran for Salt Lake City Mayor in 2019, is the first member of the Utah Legislature to test positive for the virus.