Nebraska Lt. Gov. Mike Foley has tested positive for COVID-19. A spokesman says Foley has only mild symptoms and is self-isolating as he recovers. The governor’s office updated Foley’s public schedule to remove all planned events for the week
The spokesman didn’t answer questions about when the lieutenant governor was tested or whether he has been vaccinated.
Gov. Pete Ricketts has been vaccinated and has urged the public to get vaccinated too, but he opposes vaccine requirements.
Foley, a Republican, is a former state auditor and state senator from Lincoln who was appointed lieutenant governor in Sept 2014 by then-Gov Dave Heineman to replace Lavon Heidemann, who resigned over domestic violence issues with his sister.
Heidemann was also Ricketts’ running mate for the general election that year and Ricketts replaced him with Foley.