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Indiana State Rep. Terry Goodin tests positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 7:22 PM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-13 19:23:31-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana State Rep. Terry Goodin, D-Austin, confirmed Thursday he has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement, Goodin said he tested positive Monday and was notified last week after he was possibly in contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus.

"For several days, I have had full throttle flu-like symptoms with a skull-cracking headache, constant chills and a fever," Goodin said in a statement. "I am isolated at home and the rest of my family has tested negative. I am hoping the worst days are behind me as I do feel like I am on the mend, but I will be quarantined until I am released by my doctor."

Goodin, who is also the superintendent of Crothersville Community Schools, said he didn't have any contact with teachers or students and is working on his legislative responsibilities.

"I want every Hoosier to know that this virus is very real and needs to be taken seriously," Goodin said. "Although I have been super cautious and have followed all the safety protocols, I still got sick. I'd also like to express my gratitude to everyone who has reached out and offered their thoughts and prayers during this time. I am truly touched by the outpouring of well wishes and look forward to resuming my duties soon!"

You can read his full statement below:

Last week, I was alerted that I had possible contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 and on Monday, I received test results confirming my diagnosis. For several days, I have had full throttle flu-like symptoms with a skull-cracking headache, constant chills and a fever. I am isolated at home and the rest of my family has tested negative. I am hoping the worst days are behind me as I do feel like I am on the mend, but I will be quarantined until I am released by my doctor.

As far as my roles as a superintendent and state representative are concerned, I did not have any contact with teachers or students and have been working virtually to fulfill my legislative responsibilities. At my school, our office is in a building separate from the school and we have been following a very strict lockdown with no mingling outside of our assigned groups.

I want every Hoosier to know that this virus is very real and needs to be taken seriously. Although I have been super cautious and have followed all the safety protocols, I still got sick. I'd also like to express my gratitude to everyone who has reached out and offered their thoughts and prayers during this time. I am truly touched by the outpouring of well wishes and look forward to resuming my duties soon!