GOP senator to quarantine after coronavirus exposure

GOP senator to quarantine after coronavirus exposure
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Sen. Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Wellons Moore CapitoSecond GOP senator to quarantine after exposure to coronavirus GOP senator to quarantine after coronavirus exposure Hillicon Valley: Zuckerberg acknowledges failure to take down Kenosha military group despite warnings | Election officials push back against concerns over mail-in voting, drop boxes MORE (R-W.Va.) said on Tuesday that she will quarantine after being exposed to an individual with the coronavirus.

“I learned recently that I came into contact with an individual who tested positive for coronavirus. While the test result has not come back yet, I will be following CDC recommendations and the advice of the Capitol Attending Physician and will be quarantining for 14 days as a precaution,” Capito said in a statement. 

“I will make the test result public when it is available,” she added.

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Capito said in a subsequent statement on Tuesday that she tested negative but would continue to quarantine as a precaution. 

Capito is one of several senators who have had to quarantine since the start of the coronavirus due to being around an individual confirmed to have it. 

Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSecond GOP senator to quarantine after exposure to coronavirus GOP senator to quarantine after coronavirus exposure The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by National Industries for the Blind - Trump seeks to flip 'Rage' narrative; Dems block COVID-19 bill MORE (R-Ky.) is the only senator known to have tested positive for the coronavirus. 

Sens. Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick CaseySecond GOP senator to quarantine after exposure to coronavirus GAO report finds brokers offered false info on coverage for pre-existing conditions Catholic group launches .7M campaign against Biden targeting swing-state voters MORE (D-Pa.) and Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineBiden promises Democratic senators help in battleground states Second GOP senator to quarantine after exposure to coronavirus The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by The Air Line Pilots Association - Pence lauds Harris as 'experienced debater'; Trump, Biden diverge over debate prep MORE (D-Va.) both disclosed that they had tested positive for antibodies, indicating they had been exposed to the virus. 

Updated at 3:34 p.m.