ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said she tested positive for COVID-19 and is urging people to take steps to protect themselves from the coronavirus, such as wearing masks in public.
“Not only do I see wearing this awkward mask indoors in a crowd as the newfound luxury of being incognito, but I trust it is better not to do anything to slow the spread,” said Palin, who 2008 Republican Vice-Presidential Candidate, told People Magazine.
“And history will show that we Masked Singer attendees were masked before it was cool to be masked,” she said in her statement, referring to the TV show she once appeared on.
It wasn’t clear when Palin, 57, tested positive. She told the magazine that other members of her family also tested positive.
She said her case showed “anyone can catch this.”
“I strongly encourage everyone to use common sense to avoid spreading this and any other virus,” said Palin, urging vigilance but not fear.
She said she was also advised “to re-prioritize some personal time and resources in order to maintain as healthy a lifestyle as possible. So if viruses do emerge, at least have armor to fight them off.”