Kansas protester who didn't wear mask infected with COVID-19

June 06, 2020 - 7:40 am
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Health officials are asking everyone who attended a Lawrence protest over the death of George Floyd to monitor for symptoms of the coronavirus after one of the participants tested positive. 

The Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health said in a news release Friday that the infected person didn't wear a mask while attending Sunday's protest, which attracted thousands of people to the downtown. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the person's sample was taken on Thursday, and Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health epidemiology staff was notified of the positive test on Friday. 

The patient disclosed during the contact tracing and disease-investigation process that he was not wearing a mask.

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