Rep. Hammoud tests positive for COVID-19

    Rep. Abdullah Hammoud | House Democrats photo

    State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) announced Friday that he tested positive for COVID-19. 

    “Thankfully, I am feeling well and recovering at home. In the interim, my team and I will continue to work remotely,” Hammoud said in a statement. 

    Hammoud is the latest in a list of Michigan lawmakers who have disclosed they tested for positive, including state Reps. John Chirkun (D-Roseville), Kyra Bolden (D-Southfield), Scott VanSingel (R-Grant), Ann Bollin (R-Brighton Twp.), Beau LaFave (R-Iron Mountain), Tyrone Carter (D-Detroit) and Karen Whitsett (D-Detroit) and Sens. Kim LaSata (R-Bainbridge Twp.), Tom Barrett (R-Potterville) and Jim Ananich (D-Flint).

    State Rep. Kara Hope (D-Holt) said in the spring that she believed she had COVID-19, although her test was lost. Rep. Isaac Robinson (D-Detroit), who died in March, presumably died due to health complications caused by COVID-19. 

    The Legislature has been out since Dec. 23, but will reconvene Wednesday. 

    Hammoud said he “will return to session once it is safe for me to do so.

    Allison Donahue
    Allison R. Donahue covers education, women's issues and LGBTQ issues. Previously, she was a suburbs reporter at the St. Cloud Times in St. Cloud, Minn., covering local education and government. As a graduate of Grand Valley State University, she has previous experience as a freelance researcher for USA Today and an intern with WOOD TV-8. When she is away from her desk, she spends her time going to concerts, comedy shows or getting lost on hikes in different places around the world.