Utah Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson tests positive for COVID-19 again

This is the second time Henderson has tested positive for the virus.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson at a news conference related to COVID-19 at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022.

Utah Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson announced late Sunday that she tested positive for coronavirus – again.

“She is doing well under the circumstances and looks forward to getting back to work as soon as possible,” according to a news release sent by her office.

Henderson will be canceling her planned appearances this week. Henderson is vaccinated and has urged Utahns to get their shots throughout the pandemic.

Henderson tested positive for the virus in August 2020. Two months after being infected, Henderson had to go back on oxygen after she struggled to recover and faced long-COVID symptoms.

Utah is currently experiencing a COVID-19 surge fanned by the contagious omicron variant. Last Friday, during the first week of the 2022 General Session, two Utah House members revealed they recently tested positive for the virus. Senate President Stuart Adams also first tested positive for COVID-19 days before the start of the legislative session.

Following Henderson’s positive test, a spokeswoman for Utah Gov. Spencer Cox added that he has tested negative for the virus.

“Gov. Cox is fully vaccinated and boosted, has tested negative for COVID-19 and has no symptoms. According to the latest CDC guidance, there is no need for him to quarantine or isolate,” according to a statement sent by his office.