Of course, it had to be Oklahoma.
Courtesy of the AP:
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Wednesday that he’s the first governor in the United States to test positive for the coronavirus and that he is isolating at home.
Stitt, 48, said he mostly feels fine, although he started feeling “a little achy” on Tuesday and sought a test. He said his wife and children were also tested Tuesday and that none of them have tested positive.
Stitt has backed one of the country’s most aggressive reopening plans, resisted any statewide mandate on masks and rarely wears one himself.
“We respect people’s rights … to not wear a mask,” Stitt said during Wednesday’s news conference, which was held virtually. “You just open up a big can of worms.
“A lot of businesses are requiring it, and that’s fine. I’m just hesitant to mandate something that I think is problematic to enforce,” he said.
Stitt attended President Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa last month, which health experts have said likely contributed to a surge in coronavirus cases there.
Stitt is pretty sure he did not catch the virus during that Trump rally because that was nearly a month ago.
However, it is completely possible that he caught it from somebody who caught it at the rally because as we know there were a number of infections that were linked right back to it.
But it really makes no difference, the real message to take from this is that those who refuse to respect social distancing or mask-wearing are going to at some point turn up positive for a disease that is rampaging through America.
Don’t be an asshole, wear your mask.