KANSAS CITY, Mo. — U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids says she will self-quarantine after learning that she had contact with a member of Congress who tested positive for COVID-19.
The Kansas lawmaker posted on Twitter that she will stay home and self-quarantine until March 26 “out of an abundance of caution.”
She said she has not exhibited any symptoms and is feeling well.
“In the meantime, I will be teleworking from home and continuing to serve the people of Kansas’ Third District as we respond to this public health crisis,” Davids said in a statement. “I remain committed to working with our public health officials at all levels of government to keep our community prepared and safe.”
Last week, I had contact with a fellow member of Congress who recently tested positive for COVID-19. In following the guidance I received from the Attending Physician of Congress, and out of an abundance of caution, I will stay home and self-quarantine until March 26. More: pic.twitter.com/bWIxYyJYQ9
— Rep. Sharice Davids (@RepDavids) March 19, 2020
Davids urged her constituents to continue following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “as we work through this challenge together.”
Two members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19: Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida and Rep. Ben McAdams of Utah.