Republican Brian Steel, a Republican from Wisconsin, and Joe Courtney, a Democrat from Connecticut, declared they were infected and isolated as a result.
“I tested COVID-19 today and got positive results. Following CDC guidelines, I was immediately detained and will continue to serve people from my home in Janesville, southeastern Wisconsin.”
Courtney, meanwhile, said in a statement last week that he had discovered that a person who tested positive for Kovid-19 had been accidentally exposed. “After following the strict isolation guidelines prescribed by the CDC”, his first test came back negative, but the second test came back positive on Sunday evening.
“I have a lot of confidence in my therapist and my team — our work for East Connecticut will continue as usual, and I will perform my duties in a safe, remote manner when I am alone at home,” Courtney said.
This experience reinforces my strong belief that “we need to do our part to help our communities by listening to the experts at CDC. Mas wearing masks, doing social distance and we need to be vigilant. Basic needs such as washing our hands often.”
Amid the rise in cases in the country, most of the legislators from both the parties and the Congress chambers announced that they had tested positive with Kovid-19. Eight months after the outbreak began, members of the House began offering the Kovid-19 test earlier this month.
Both Steele and Courtney won the re-election this month with almost 60% of the vote.
This article has been updated to include Joe Courtney’s Kovid-19 diagnosis.