Wisconsin lawmaker Jacque returns to work after bout of COVID-19

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin legislator has returned to work after a bout with COVID-19.

Republican Sen. Andre Jacque was hospitalized Aug. 16 after testing positive for the coronavirus and testifying at a packed Capitol hearing without a mask.

He was placed on a ventilator Aug. 23 but was discharged on Sept. 21.

He said last week that he's still using a walker but he feels better every day.

He chaired a meeting of the Senate's human services committee on Thursday, appearing via phone.

Earlier in the day he attended a Senate judiciary committee hearing by phone as well.

It's unclear if Jacque has been vaccinated.

He's one of the Legislature's most conservative members and has fought vaccine and mask mandates.

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