Gay San Diego Assemblymember Ward reveals he has COVID
Gay San Diego Assemblymember Chris Ward has revealed he has COVID and is self-isolating at home this week to protect his family, staff, and others from also contracting the virus. It is believed he is the first member of the Legislative LGBTQ Caucus to publicly disclose he has tested positive for COVID since the pandemic began in early 2020.Ward, a Democrat now in the second year of his freshman term, and his husband have two children. In a series of tweets early Wednesday evening Ward announced the news."Last weekend, I began experiencing a high fever, strong cough and a sore throat. After testing negative twice, I eventually tested positive for COVID," wrote Ward, who is expected to easily win reelection in November to his Assembly District 78 seat. "I'm at home recovering and staying isolated to protect my family and prevent further spread of the virus."