Utah A.G. Sean Reyes tests positive for COVID-19

Though fully vaccinated, he is the second top Utah Republican to test positive in the past week.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes tested positive for COVID sometime last week.

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes has tested positive for COVID-19.

A staffer in Reyes’ office confirmed Reyes tested positive for the virus sometime last week.

Reyes’ spokesperson Rich Piatt described Reyes’ positive test as unexpected.

“Despite being fully vaccinated, Attorney General Sean Reyes was surprised to learn he has tested positive for COVID last week,” Piatt said in a text message Monday morning. “He had been fighting a cold and had tested negative days earlier. He is following all the necessary steps to quarantine from his family and to keep the public safe. His family has all tested negative.”

He is the second top Utah Republican to test positive for the virus in the past week. House Majority Leader Mike Schultz tested positive Tuesday after he became symptomatic. Schultz, R-Hooper, had not been vaccinated.

— Tribune columnist Robert Gehrke contributed to this report.