Dec. 31 (UPI) — Georgia Sen. David Perdue on Thursday introduced he’ll quarantine following publicity to an individual contaminated by COVID-19 amid a runoff race to defend his seat.

In an announcement posted on Twitter, Perdue’s marketing campaign stated he got here into shut contact with somebody on the marketing campaign who examined optimistic for COVID-19.

The assertion added that Perdue and his spouse have been examined repeatedly all through the marketing campaign and that they each examined unfavorable on Thursday however will quarantine following his physician’s suggestions and Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention pointers.

Perdue and Sen. Kelly Loeffler face Democratic challenges from Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, respectively, that would shift the stability of the Home to a 50-50 break up in the event that they lose their seats.

Perdue secured solely a 1.8% lead over Ossoff in final month’s basic elections, necessitating a runoff as neither candidate secured a majority.

The runoff is ready to happen on Jan. 5 however early voting has already begun.