By CBSLA Staff

SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA) — Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced in a statement Monday.

Santa Clarita, CA – August 28, 2021: State assembly member Suzette Valladares, right, with daughter Charlotte, 4, introduces Kevin Faulconer, center, and state senator Scott Wilk, left, during a campaign stop at the Black Bear Diner on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 in Santa Clarita, CA. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

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Wilk said the positive diagnosis has delayed his return to Sacramento.

“On Sunday, prior to returning to Sacramento for the new legislative session, I tested positive for COVID-19,” the 62-year-old Senate minority leader said in a statement. “Thankfully, I am asymptomatic and feel completely fine, but will follow the recommendations of the California Department of Public Health and remain home.

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He said he is full vaccinated and had “ironically planned to get my booster this week.”

Wilk encouraged others to get vaccinated saying, “If you are considering vaccination, I urge you to take that precaution.”

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