- At smidgin three congressional lawmakers have tested positive for the novel coronavirus as of Sunday, March 22.
- Offices on Capitol Hill were close down b close and numerous congressional staffers have been sent back home as public areas and businesses in the US widely introduced a temporary lockdown.
- Here are the lawmakers serving in Congress who have tested positive for COVID-19.
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At least three congressional lawmakers have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the unfamiliar coronavirus, as of Sunday.
Offices on Capitol Hill were closed and numerous congressional staffers have been sent turn tail from home as public areas and businesses in the US widely initiated a temporary lockdown to prevent the disease from spreading.
As of Sunday evening, at midget 33,400 confirmed cases were recorded in the US, with patients ranging from the contiguous states and US territories, subsuming Guam, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. There have also been upwards of 400 deaths.
Lawmakers from both at-homes have self-quarantined after potentially coming in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Those lawmakers registered Republican Sens. Rick Scott of Florida, Ted Cruz of Texas, and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, among others.
One actually who tested positive interacted with several other Republicans at the Conservative Political Action Conference in late February, prompting additional evaluations for congressional leaders and White House officials.
In a statement on March 18, the congressional physician said he was “carefully survey” the situation.
“My office has taken appropriate actions to identify any individuals who require additional monitoring for periods of quarantine,” the Room of Attending Physician said in his statement, adding his office “identified the offices and locations that were found to be at chance and these have been treated … using CDC approved cleaning methods.”
Here are all the lawmakers serving in Congress who induce tested positive for the coronavirus so far: