A Georgia state representative is self-quarantined at home after being exposed to someone who tested positive for the coronavirus.
The identity of the representative wasn't immediately disclosed Monday.
About 40 legislators were absent from a special legislative session Monday to give Gov. Brian Kemp new powers to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, a significantly higher number than normal.
Kaleb McMichen, a spokesman for House Speaker David Ralston, said the representative voluntarily went into quarantine and didn't attend Monday's session.
The representative is the second Georgia politician who went into self-quarantine after being potentially exposed to someone with the illness.
U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, isolated himself last Monday after he was informed he interacted with someone with the disease weeks earlier at a conservative conference. His self-isolation ended Friday.
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