Anne Arundel County Councilman Andrew Pruski (D) announced Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Pruski, a 41-year-old second-term lawmaker from Gambrills, released a statement about his condition and his plans to work remotely while he quarantines for two weeks.
Here is his statement:
“This past weekend I was informed by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health that I tested positive for COVID 19. Leading up to the test I was generally asymptomatic and was not feeling key symptoms. I am thankful that I chose to take a test out of the abundance of caution, so that I could protect myself, my family, and others. I highly encourage others to get tested if you are not feeling well. To see COVID testing options, please visit the Anne Arundel County Department of Health website at: https://aahealth.org/covid19-testing/.
“Immediately after receiving the positive COVID result, I have self quarantined from both my
family and the public, per the Maryland Department of Health protocol. I have also worked closely with the Maryland and Anne Arundel County Departments of Health to contact anyone who has been around me over the past two weeks. My family is quarantining as well, separate
from me, and their test results are pending. I have begun a two week quarantine per health guidelines. During the quarantine, I respectfully ask for people to respect the privacy of me and my family.
“Thank you to everyone who has already shown support for me and my family. We will remain positive and work to continue to get through this pandemic.
“Questions related to this statement should be referred to Councilman Andrew Pruski’s Office at 410-222-2414.”