Two state legislators announce positive COVID-19 tests  

A Marine color guard marches into the Senate chamber during the opening session of the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

RALEIGH — State Rep. Brian Turner (D-Buncombe) and state Sen. Bill Rabon (R-Brunswick) announced separately on Tuesday they each have tested positive for COVID-19.

“Today I joined the over 675,000 people in NC who have tested positive for COVID-19,” Turner wrote on his Facebook page.

He said he experienced some symptoms that he called having a “bad cold” but didn’t lose his sense of smell and taste and didn’t have a fever.

A statement from the Senate Republican Caucus said Rabon felt mild symptoms before the test and on Tuesday was not experiencing symptoms and was isolating at home.