Virus Hits Congress
Two members of the House have tested positive.
The two Representatives are Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) and Ben McAdams (D-UT). Via the NYT: Two members of Congress test positive for the coronavirus.
In a statement, Mr. Diaz-Balart said he had begun to develop symptoms later Saturday and received a positive test result on Wednesday.
He has been working from his apartment in Washington in self-quarantine, he said, and did not plan to return home to avoid exposing his family. He said his wife, Tia, had underlying conditions “that put her at exceptionally high risk.”
Mr. McAdams said in a statement that he developed cold-like symptons at home on Saturday night after returning from Washington, and isolated himself. He later developed a fever, dry cough and labored breathing, and learned Wednesday that his test results were positive. He said he would continue working from home until it was safe to end his self-quarantine.