HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A sixth Montana lawmaker has tested positive for COVID-19 during this year’s legislative session, COVID-19 panel chairman Sen. Jason Ellsworth said Tuesday.
The identity of the lawmaker was not released. The legislator is quarantining away from the capitol, according to a statement by Ellsworth.
The legislator was last in the capitol “within the past few days" and tested positive "within the past day," according to panel spokesperson Kyle Schmauch.
More than a month has elapsed since legislative leaders last confirmed a positive test among lawmakers.
COVID-19 testing for legislators and legislative staff is available inside the capitol on a weekly basis.
The Legislature's COVID-19 panel, tasked with addressing coronavirus-related rules during the session, has not met in over two months.