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Arizona House of Representatives Arlando Teller tests positive for coronavirus

Arizona House of Representatives for Legislative District 7 Arlando Teller announces he tested positive for the coronavirus Wednesday, is experiencing mild symptoms and is isolating at home.

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Arizona House Democrats

Arizona House of Representative for Legislative District 7 Arlando Teller, Navajo, announced today that he tested positive for coronavirus Wednesday. He is experiencing mild symptoms and is isolating at home in Chinle, Arizona.

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"I want to thank my family, colleagues and friends for the outpouring of support I have received. I have been taking precautions throughout the pandemic –which has had a devastating impact on the communities I serve–but this virus is very contagious, very real, and I am unsure where I contracted it. I urge Arizonans to take all precautions–wear a mask at all times while out, keep physical distance, and stay at home if you can."

Teller's district is home to many of Arizona's tribal nations. He is currently assigned to the Transportation Committee and Land & Agriculture Committee.

Teller became the first Native American graduate from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. After graduation, he was accepted into the City of Mesa Falcon Field Airport's General Aviation Management Internship program and continued his career as an airport planner for the City of Phoenix. Teller has previously served as the senior transportation planner for the Navajo Nation Division of Transportation and as a transportation planner and tribal liaison for the California Department of Transportation.

Jock Soto and Arlando Teller both recipients at Diné Pride, Window Rock, Arizona.

Jock Soto and Arlando Teller both recipients at Diné Pride in Window Rock, Arizona, in 2019.