Kentucky auditor Mike Harmon, wife have coronavirus

Published 6:05 pm Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Kentucky’s auditor said Wednesday that he and his wife have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Mike Harmon said in a statement that his wife, Lynn, was tested Tuesday after receiving notification that she may have been exposed to COVID-19. Harmon said he was tested after his wife notified him.

Harmon said both he and his wife have mild symptoms and are in self-isolation.

Harmon said he had received the virus vaccine a day before and still has “full faith in the vaccine itself.

“It appears that I may have been unknowingly exposed to the virus and infected either shortly before or after receiving the first dose of the vaccine on Monday,” Harmon said. “My family’s example underscores the need that we continue to advocate for our front line health workers, first responders, teachers and high-risk individuals to be vaccinated.”