Jan. 11 (UPI) — A New Jersey congresswoman introduced Monday she had examined optimistic for COVID-19 after huddling with different lawmakers and workers within the U.S. Capitol throughout Wednesday’s riot.
Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., acquired a optimistic check, her workplace introduced Monday. Coleman was exhibiting “gentle, cold-like signs,” at dwelling and mentioned she remained “in good spirits.”
Different lawmakers who’ve examined optimistic for COVID-19 because the Capitol siege embrace Rep. Jake LaTurner, R-Kan., who examined optimistic on Thursday and Rep. Charles J. “Chuck” Fleischmann, R-Tenn., who examined optimistic on Sunday.
On Sunday, the Capitol’s attending doctor warned of a doable threat of COVID-19 publicity to individuals who have been in shut proximity through the storming of the Capitol constructing. Dr. Brian P. Monahan suggested anybody who was concerned within the Capitol occasions to get a COVID-19 check and self-monitor for signs.
A number of lawmakers and workers refused to put on masks provided to them as some U.S. Home members have been held in protecting isolation in a room off a big committee listening to area.
Rep. Lisa Blunt, D-N.Y., who tried at hand out masks, mentioned on Twitter final week that she sought to make the room “somewhat bit safer” within the midst of “what I feared was a brilliant spreader occasion.”