Senator Kay Kirkpatrick (R-East Cobb) has posted on Facebook that she has a confirmed case of Covid-19. From her page:
To all my FB friends, I wanted to let everyone know that I developed a fever last Saturday night, March 15. As a physician, I immediately started self-quarantine with COMPLETE isolation and called my doctor and I have been home and feeling well since that time. I was tested for COVID-19 on Sunday and late today my test results came back positive. I have followed the strict protocol recommended by DPH and am comfortable that I have not put anyone at risk.
My husband has been a saint and we will continue to follow DPH instructions to quarantine for one more week. We will not be out and about until we have completed the protocol.
Fortunately it is a great time to be on my back porch. Although I am in the at-risk age group, I am blessed to be very healthy and thankful that I am recovering without complications. I will be happy to have immunity to this awful virus.
I have learned a lot from this situation, including how kind my friends, neighbors and relatives are and I want to thank all of them. I probably won’t be answering a lot of posts right now so if you need me please call or email my office. Please follow the recommendations of DPH and CDC and continue social distancing, hand hygiene and surface cleaning. It matters!
Best wishes to Senator Kirkpatrick as she continues to recover from this virus.