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Indiana House speaker quarantining with COVID-19 infection

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The top lawmaker in the Indiana House has tested positive for COVID-19 and has had mild symptoms of the respiratory disease, his office said Thursday.

Posted: Dec 10, 2020 10:18 AM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The top lawmaker in the Indiana House has tested positive for COVID-19 and has had mild symptoms of the respiratory disease, his office said Thursday.

Republican House Speaker Todd Huston of Fishers received the test result on Wednesday and is quarantining at home. His office said Huston, 48, hasn’t been at the Statehouse within the past week or had recent contact with other legislators or legislative staffers.

“I will continue quarantining at home and taking all necessary precautions,” Huston said in a statement. “I look forward to returning to work when it’s safe to do so.”

The Republican-dominated Legislature is scheduled to begin its 2021 session on Jan. 4, with debates expected over Gov. Eric Holcomb’s use of the state emergency powers law to impose business restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic.

Huston has advocated the use of face masks but hasn’t supported requiring lawmakers to wear them while conducting legislative business. Two Republican House members didn’t wear masks when most of the 150 lawmakers met at the Statehouse three weeks ago for their Organization Day session.

Huston became the House speaker in March after Republican Brian Bosma stepped down from the position he held for the past decade.

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Cases: 611039

Reported Deaths: 9716
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Lake45508685
Allen32891552
Hamilton29546315
St. Joseph27449381
Elkhart24440345
Vanderburgh19513250
Tippecanoe18043140
Johnson15140295
Porter14865169
Hendricks14440248
Madison11009222
Vigo10769181
Clark10731144
Monroe9424113
Delaware9152134
LaPorte9103164
Howard8268144
Kosciusko808983
Warrick676599
Hancock6741104
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Floyd6469110
Wayne6157162
Grant6011116
Dubois556980
Boone554668
Morgan545795
Henry509764
Marshall505384
Cass485264
Dearborn483245
Noble474059
Jackson426747
Shelby419581
Lawrence392980
Clinton374243
Gibson372559
Harrison350945
DeKalb348264
Montgomery346554
Knox335839
Miami323044
Steuben314545
Whitley309726
Wabash304551
Adams302136
Ripley300046
Putnam297850
Huntington293159
Jasper290534
White274143
Daviess271274
Jefferson264738
Decatur248983
Fayette247848
Greene241162
Posey240328
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LaGrange229662
Scott225739
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Randolph214948
Jennings199336
Sullivan192933
Spencer192422
Washington187523
Fountain184627
Starke175643
Jay168223
Owen166837
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Carroll159115
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Perry155229
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Parke13088
Pike118226
Blackford111422
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