Calls grow for more COVID-19 testing of lawmakers, staff – Roll Call

He was advised to “continue his official duties, such as voting on the House floor, wear a mask, and delay air travel until the results of his COVID-19 test are confirmed as ‘negative.’”

Later in the day, Hagedorn said his test came back negative. “This morning, I was tested for COVID-19 out of extreme precaution after consulting with the Attending Physician of the U.S. Congress. The test came back ‘negative’ and I am feeling well. President Trump, our wonderful First Lady and all dealing with illness remain in my prayers,” Hagedorn in a statement.

Stauber’s spokesman Kelsey Mix told CQ Roll Call: “The House Attending Physician deemed the Congressman to be ‘low-risk’ and advised the Congressman to continue his Congressional duties, including voting, as long as he practiced social distancing and wore a mask.”

Emmer released a statement on Friday that said “I am not exhibiting symptoms and have been tested for COVID by the Office of the Attending Physician and should receive my results within 24 hours.”

A spokeswoman for Blackburn confirmed media reports that the senator had tested negative for COVID-19. On Tuesday she posted a photo of herself on Twitter with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Jordan. None wore masks.

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Author: The Covid-19 Channel