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.