Congresswoman Bonnie Coleman Gets COVID-19 After Rioters Storm Capitol

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi comes to the Henry J. Austin Health Center in Trenton

Dr. Brian Monahan, attending physician of congress, told members of Congress on January 10 that many members of the House "were in protective isolation in [a] room located in a large committee hearing space".

"While I am experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms, I remain in good spirits and will continue to work on behalf of my constituents", she said.

The 75-year-old lawmaker added, "I received a positive test result for COVID-19, and am home resting at this time".

Congress' attending physician said lawmakers who hid together for hours in a closed room to avoid Wednesday's mob may have been exposed to the coronavirus by an infected person. "During this time, individuals may have been exposed to another occupant with coronavirus infection". Dr. Brian P. Monahan advised anyone who was involved in the Capitol events to get a COVID-19 test and self-monitor for symptoms.

Two other New Jersey lawmakers, Reps.

She was among dozens of lawmakers whisked to a secure location when pro-Donald Trump insurrectionists stormed the Capitol.

Several conservative Republican lawmakers were seen in footage released online declining an offer to put on masks while they were sheltering in a committee room from the rioters. There has also been a video of Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) offering masks to Republicans Marjorie Taylor Greene, Markwayne Mullin, Andy Biggs, Scott Perry, Michael Cloud and Doug LaMalfa, all of whom declined to take one. "My goal, in the midst of what I feared was a super spreader event, was to make the room at least a little safer".

Rep. Chuck Fleischman, R-Tenn., said he tested positive on Sunday but a spokesperson likewise told the Post that he was not in the room in question. Jake LaTurner, R-Kan., who tested positive on Thursday and Rep. Charles J.

"You have to anticipate that this is another surge event", Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr Robert Redfield told McClatchy News on Friday. "So I do think this is an event that will probably lead to a significant spreading event".



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