Rep. Daniel Elliott self-isolates after experiencing asthmatic symptoms

Published 3:59 pm Thursday, March 19, 2020

Boyle County’s state representative is staying home from Frankfort after becoming ill Wednesday night.

“After feeling unwell last night and this morning, I won’t be attending the legislative session in Frankfort today or tomorrow and will be isolating myself and practicing social distancing in light of the coronavirus pandemic,” Rep. Daniel Elliott (R-Danville) posted online Thursday afternoon. “I will remain in contact with my House office in the state capitol, and will continue to monitor the issues and legislative being debated and voted upon this week. It’s a great honor to serve.”

Elliott said Thursday afternoon he suffered some asthma symptoms and chest soreness Wednesday night and Thursday morning. He is currently taking asthma medications and following the advice of his physician assistant (PA).

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“I chose to isolate myself out of an abundance of caution and pursuant to the guidelines of our public health and medical professionals during the coronavirus pandemic,” Elliott said. “I haven’t been tested for COVID-19, and will follow the advice of my PA moving forward.”

As of Thursday, there were 35 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Kentucky, including one case in Franklin County, where the capitol is located. There have been no confirmed cases reported in either Boyle or Casey counties, the counties Elliott represents.

The legislature adjourned for a week Thursday evening in response to the COVID-19 threat.