October 21, 2021 3:48 pm
Nebraska state senator tests positive for coronavirus

Nebraska state senator tests positive for coronavirus

LINCOLN. Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state lawmaker from Norfolk is self-isolating at home after he contracted the coronavirus.

Sen. After testing positive for the coronavirus on Monday, Mike Flood missed the last few days of the special session of the Legislature.

Flood was vaccinated with two doses of Pfizer vaccine in April. He said that his symptoms began on Friday, when he was driving home from Capitol, and got worse over the weekend. He claimed that he had lost his senses of taste and smell, and that he noticed a small blister on his finger.

Flood stated that some of his symptoms had improved but he is still staying at home.

Flood is a former Speaker of the Legislature. He returned to office in 2021 following an eight-year hiatus. He served previously from 2005 and 2013..

Nebraska Secretary Bob Evnen confirmed earlier in the week that he also had positive results and was now working remotely.