TOPEKA, Kan. (KAKE) - Laura Kelly's office confirms that her COVID test was a “false positive."


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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms, her office said Tuesday. 

"She is fully vaccinated and is experiencing minor symptoms," Kelly's office said in a statement. "This is the first day she has experienced symptoms. She is following the guidance of public health officials to self-isolate as she continues to work.”

The governor's office has informed inaugural ball attendees, participants in Monday's inauguration ceremony and those who attended her executive order signing Tuesday morning. They were encouraged to get tested.

“This should not delay normal government functions," the statement said. "The State of the State will be postponed to Tuesday, January 24, at 6:30pm. The Governor’s Budget will still be released Thursday to the legislature as planned.”

Kelly was last at the statehouse Tuesday morning to announce an executive order establishing an early childhood task force. Along with several journalists, there were kids and their parents along with state leaders in attendance. Among the children was Kelly's granddaughter, Rory.