Two NC lawmakers who contract COVID were on same hunting trip

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Sen. Bill Rabon (Photo: WWAY)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Senate Rules Committee Chairman Bill Rabon of Brunswick County has tested positive for COVID-19, according to his office.

He received a positive result on Tuesday morning after experiencing mild cold-like symptoms the day before. However, he reports having no symptoms today.

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His office says Sen. Rabon is isolating at his home and calling those with whom he had close contact.

According to the Associated Press, Sen. Rabon and  State Rep. Brian Turner of Buncombe County, who also has tested positive, were on the same duck hunting trip last Friday attended by other elected officials.

It’s unclear whether the virus was contracted on the trip.

Rabon attended last week’s opening day of the General Assembly session and wore a face mask on the Senate floor. The legislature resumes its two-year session Jan. 27.