KARE 11 News anchor Julie Nelson tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, the Minneapolis journalist said on Facebook.

“What I thought was a nasty cold turned out to be the nasty virus,” she posted. “I am not feeling great, but grateful that, so far, the symptoms aren’t worse.”

According to the Star Tribune, Nelson co-anchors the news at 5, 6, and 10 p.m. each weeknight. After the pandemic hit, she switched off in the studio with co-anchor Randy Shaver so that only one of them was there at a time. Otherwise, she had been broadcasting live from her living room.

“I just wanted you to know why you won’t be seeing [me] on air for awhile,” she told her Facebook followers. “Good book and/or binge watch recommendations appreciated.”


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