Pressley experiencing flu-like symptoms, being tested for COVID-19

Pressley experiencing flu-like symptoms, being tested for COVID-19
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Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyPressley experiencing flu-like symptoms, being tested for COVID-19 The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Airbnb - Senate overcomes hurdles, passes massive coronavirus bill Pressley, Tlaib introduce bill providing .5B in emergency grants for the homeless MORE (D-Mass.) has been tested for coronavirus after experiencing flu-like symptoms, her office announced Wednesday night.

“After experiencing flu-like symptoms, Congresswoman Pressley sought professional medical treatment out of an abundance of caution. She has been tested for COVID-19 and is awaiting test results,” Pressley spokesperson Lina Francis said in a statement Wednesday.

Pressley’s fellow Massachusetts Rep. Seth MoultonSeth MoultonPressley experiencing flu-like symptoms, being tested for COVID-19 The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Airbnb - Senate overcomes hurdles, passes massive coronavirus bill Hoyer says House expects to pass coronavirus bill on Friday MORE (D) announced earlier in the day that he will also self-quarantine due to possible symptoms, including tightness in his chest and a low-grade fever, but said he does not qualify for testing.

Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.), who served as a co-chairwoman of Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenHillicon Valley: Apple rolls out coronavirus screening app, website | Pompeo urged to crack down on coronavirus misinformation from China | Senators push FTC on price gouging | Instacart workers threaten strike Democratic Senators urge FTC to prevent coronavirus price gouging Democratic senators call on FDA to drop restrictions on blood donations from men who have sex with men MORE’s (D-Mass.) presidential campaign with Pressley, also said she will self-quarantine this week while she awaits test results. 

Three members of Congress have tested positive for the virus thus far: Reps. Mario Diaz-BalartMario Rafael Diaz-BalartCoronavirus in Congress: Lawmakers who have tested positive Pennsylvania congressman tests positive for coronavirus South Carolina congressman tests positive for coronavirus MORE (R-Fla.) and Ben McAdams (D-Utah) and Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulCoronavirus in Congress: Lawmakers who have tested positive Pennsylvania congressman tests positive for coronavirus South Carolina congressman tests positive for coronavirus MORE (R-Ky.).