LANSING, Mich., April 26, 2022 — Today, State Rep. Cynthia A. Johnson (D-Detroit) announced she tested positive for COVID-19 with the following reminders:


  1. “Despite COVID numbers being low, it’s important to stay vigilant, as it’s still possible for vaccinated individuals to contract and spread the virus. I’m living proof, but I have to admit and take some responsibility that as soon as the government restrictions were relaxed, I got relaxed.
  2. “While I am okay, it’s important to know that we are not in the clear and to remember that no one is going to advocate or take care of you like you.
  3. “Getting tested, vaccinated and boosted, and still taking tests when you feel ill are all important. I don’t feel ill: just some sniffles and coughing, all symptoms I presumed were nothing but a cold. However, until we figure this thing out, please, let’s be smart.
  4. “Some of the best defenses against COVID are washing hands; if you are sick or not vaccinated, STAY HOME. I recommend that if you’re out in public and you don’t know who you’re around, wear KN95 masks. These suggestions are still our best weapons against the virus.”