Wisconsin Rep. Gwen Moore tests positive for COVID-19

Wisconsin Rep. Gwen Moore tests positive for COVID-19
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Rep. Gwen MooreGwen Sophia MoorePelosi picks Democrats for special panel tackling inequality Democrats offer bill to encourage hiring of groups hard-hit by pandemic Shining a light on COINTELPRO's dangerous legacy MORE (D-Wis.) announced Monday that she had tested positive for the coronavirus.

“I tested positive for COVID-19. I am following guidance from my doctor and am isolating from others. I am thankful to be feeling well. And I do not foresee this disrupting my work for Wisconsin’s Fourth,” Moore tweeted.


The Democratic congresswoman added, “I encourage every person to continue taking measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a mask, washing your hands, and practicing social distancing.”

Moore, 69, has not attended any congressional proceedings in person since May 26, writing a proxy letter that designated Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) as her proxy.

Due to her age, Moore is at a higher risk of experiencing severe symptoms of the coronavirus, though she reported she was feeling well.

The Hill has reached out to Moore's office for comment.


Fellow Wisconsin Rep. LaKeshia Myers (D) tweeted out a message of support for Moore, writing, "My prayers are with you Congresswoman. You are indeed a survivor."

Moore joins Democratic Rep. Rick LarsenRichard (Rick) Ray LarsenNewest Boeing 737 Max takes first test flight Democrats seek answers from Boeing, FAA after production issues with 737 Max, Dreamliner jets Democrats debate fast-track for infrastructure package MORE (Wash.), who shared last week that he had also tested positive for the coronavirus, and nearly 40 other House lawmakers who have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began.

Members of Congress were given access to the coronavirus vaccine as part of a "continuity of governance" plan that seeks to ensure the government is able to continue functioning in a broad range of different situations.

However, many government officials, including Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarYoung Turks founder on Democratic establishment: 'They lie nonstop' Hillary Clinton backs Shontel Brown in Ohio congressional race The Hill's Morning Report - Dems to go-it-alone on infrastructure as bipartisan plan falters MORE (D-Minn.), have deferred receiving the vaccine, stating that they believe other groups of people should receive the vaccine before politicians do. It is unclear if Moore has received a dose of a coronavirus vaccine yet.