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 MooreLawmakers urge IRS to boost outreach about tax credits for low-income Americans McMorris Rodgers floats vacating Speaker's chair over Democrat's in-person vote after COVID diagnosis House approves rules package for new Congress 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 LarsenLIVE COVERAGE: House votes to name Speaker COVID-19 is wild card as Pelosi faces tricky Speaker vote Sunday Wisconsin Rep. Gwen Moore tests positive for COVID-19 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 OmarOmar introduces bill to sanction Saudi crown prince over Khashoggi killing Progressives push White House to overturn wage ruling Mehdi Hasan gets MSNBC Sunday prime-time show 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.