Arkansas State Senator Clarke Tucker tests positive for COVID-19

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas state senator has tested positive for COVID-19 while the state Capitol’s cafeteria has closed because of the rising number of virus cases.

State Sen. Clarke Tucker said Wednesday that he had tested positive.

Tucker, a Democrat from Little Rock, said he has received his vaccinations and booster.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Thursday that the Capitol cafeteria has closed for the rest of the week because several staff members contracted COVID-19.

Arkansas has seen a spike in cases and hospitalizations because of the highly contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus.

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