Lieutenant Mandela Barnes speaks to event attendees as he launches his campaign for the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 in Milwaukee, Wis. Angela Major / WPR
Barnes is running for the U.S. Senate this fall
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 14.15
Lieutenant Mandela Barnes says he has tested positive for COVID-19, but he has not experienced any symptoms.
Barnes tweeted Wednesday that he has been vaccinated and will be quarantined for five days under the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Lieutenant Barnes tested positive for COVID-19 after a routine test. He is grateful to be vaccinated and experiences no symptoms. Lt. Gov. will follow the CDC protocol and isolate for 5 days. He urges Wisconsinites to be vaccinated if they have not yet done so.
– Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes (@LGMandelaBarnes) March 16, 2022
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Barnes is also running for the U.S. Senate as a Democrat.
Other candidates include Treasurer Sarah Godlewski, Milwaukee Bucks Director Alex Lasry and Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson.
They are running to receive Republican US Senator Ron Johnson. He tested positive for COVID-19 in October 2020 and has been one of the top voices in seeking alternatives to vaccines to deal with the pandemic.