First MT legislator tests positive for Covid-19, during the session

HELENA — A Republican state representative from Hamilton revealed late Thursday that he has tested positive for Covid-19 – the first state lawmaker to be known as infectious with the disease during the 2021 Legislature, which began Monday.

Rep. David Bedey came into contact with the virus before the Legislature began, said Sen. Jason Ellsworth, R-Hamilton, who is likely to chair a newly created legislative panel that responds to virus-related events.