Second Capitol Hill staffer tests positive for coronavirus

Second Capitol Hill staffer tests positive for coronavirus
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A staff member in Rep. David SchweikertDavid SchweikertCampaigns face attack ad dilemma amid coronavirus crisis Hispanic Caucus campaign arm unveils non-Hispanic endorsements Carper staffer tests positive in Delaware MORE's (R-Ariz.) D.C. office has tested positive for COVID-19, the congressman said Sunday. 

The staff member is resting "comfortably at home and following guidance from local health officials," Schweikert said in a statement. 

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Schweikert said his D.C. office will be closed with staff members working remotely until further notice. 

He said staff at his Scottsdale, Ariz. will also work remotely out of "an abundance of caution." 

Sen. Maria CantwellMaria Elaine CantwellDemocratic unity starts to crack in coronavirus liability reform fight Trump nominee for Consumer Product Safety Commission involved in CDC guidance shelving: AP Senate votes to reauthorize intel programs with added legal protections MORE (D-Wash.) said Wednesday a member of her D.C. office tested positive for coronavirus. Cantwell’s announcement marked the first known instance of a congressional staffer getting the virus. 

Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a state of emergency in D.C. on Wednesday. 

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A total of 16 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in D.C. as of Saturday, according to the D.C. health department. 

Bowser announced restrictions on restaurants and bars Sunday, including capping gatherings at restaurants and bars to no more than 250 people and prohibiting bar seating and service to standing patrons. 

Former House Intelligence Committee attorney Daniel Goldman said Sunday he tested positive for COVID-19. 

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffFlynn urged Russian diplomat to have 'reciprocal' response to Obama sanctions, new transcripts show The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - George Floyd's death sparks protests, National Guard activation Hillicon Valley: Trump signs order targeting social media legal protections | House requests conference with Senate after FISA vote canceled | Minneapolis systems temporarily brought down by hackers MORE (D-N.Y.) said earlier that a former member of his staff had tested positive. An aide to Schiff confirmed the announcement was referring to Goldman. 

Schiff said medical professionals believe the former staffer contracted the virus after leaving the office, but said his office will take additional precautions over the  next few days.