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Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley is experiencing slight symptoms after testing positive for COVID-19.

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Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley remembers the Americans who died on September 11, 2001

Senator Jeff Merkley announced today that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

“Today, after having a close contact, I took a COVID test that came back positive. I’m experiencing mild symptoms so far — I know that can change — and attribute that to being vaccinated and boosted,’ Merkley said.

“I strongly encourage all Oregonians and Americans to take advantage of available vaccines and boosters to stay safe. This is yet another reminder that COVID is still among us. As Americans make plans before the holiday weekend, I encourage everyone to take steps to make sure the virus is not an uninvited guest.”

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A native of San Diego, Mike has been a member of the NewsWatch 12 staff since January 2018. A former member of photo staffs at The Oregonian, Los Angeles Times, and San Diego Union-Tribune, Mike has never worked beyond the left coast.

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