Sen. Jacque ‘Tired, But in Good Spirits’

District 1 Senator hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19 

State Senator Andre Jacque is “tired but in good spirits,” according to his communications director, Matt Tompach.

The District 1 Senator, who tested positive for COVID-19 late last week, was hospitalized on Monday, Aug. 16.

“Unfortunately, I am now at the hospital with pneumonia, which I have had previously,” Jacque said in an email Tompach shared with the Pulse that had been sent to a StarTribune reporter on Monday.

Jacque, a Republican from De Pere who represents Door County, has been a vocal opponent of mask and vaccine mandates. He said in his email that he does not know how he contracted COVID, but that he “did test positive for it at the end of last week after I came home from Madison.”

The Senator went on to say that he had been “largely asymptomatic” with the exception of fatigue.

“Fatigue has been a long-standing health concern of mine but otherwise I had good health readings when I tested positive,” Jacque said in his email message.

Jacque said that none of his staff or close contacts were experiencing symptoms.

“My office has been following all protocols and I personally reached out to the limited number of close contacts from last week in case I was positive at the time,” Jacque said in his email message. 

Some lawmakers were expressing concern this week over their potential exposure to the virus.