U.S. Rep. Drew Ferguson is under self-quarantine until March 27 after being in contact with a fellow member of Congress who later tested positive for COVID-19.
“I am asymptomatic and will continue to work from my home in West Point, Ga,” Ferguson, a Republican, wrote on Twitter.
His office did not say which of the two colleagues whose coronavirus diagnoses are known had been in contact with Ferguson on March 13. Members of the U.S. House were in session that day and early the next morning voted on a stimulus bill before returning to their homes.
U.S. Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Florida, and Ben McAdams, D-Utah, are the first two members of Congress who have said they tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has asked other members of Georgia’s congressional delegation if they are under self-quarantine, and this article may be updated.
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