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State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box reinfected with COVID-19, isolating at home

Lauren Chapman

State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box has become reinfected with COVID-19. She tested positive after developing symptoms on Monday, and has been isolating at home.

Box also tested positive for COVID-19 in October 2020 after two workers at her grandson’s day care got sick. Her daughter and grandson had mild symptoms, but she was asymptomatic.

She is fully vaccinated and received her booster shot in November.

The Indiana Department of Health said in a news release Box’s PCR test will be sequenced to determine if she has been infected with the omicron variant.

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Lauren Chapman