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Sen. Capito Quarantining for 14 Days

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Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 15 September 2020 01:42 PM

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., announced she is quarantining after being exposed to someone with the coronavirus.

“I learned recently that I came into contact with an individual who tested positive for coronavirus,” she said in a Tuesday statement on her Twitter account. “While the test result has not come back yet, I will be following [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] recommendations and the advice of the Capitol attending physician and will be quarantining for 14 days as a precaution."

And she added: “I will make the test result public when it is available,” she added.

The Hill noted Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is the only senator known to have tested positive for the coronavirus.  

Paul, an eye surgeon, went into quarantine in March after being tested for COVID-19.

“I believed my risk factor for exposure to the virus to be similar to that of my colleagues, especially since multiple congressional staffers on the Hill had already tested positive weeks ago,'' Paul had said.

Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Tim Kaine, D-Va., had tested positive for antibodies.

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