Second GOP senator to quarantine after exposure to coronavirus

Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonSunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19 Cuomo signs legislation declaring Juneteenth an official holiday in New York Trailing in polls, Trump campaign resurrects Hunter Biden attacks MORE (R-Wis.) will be placed in quarantine after being exposed to an individual with the coronavirus, his office announced on Thursday. 

Johnson was told Thursday he had been exposed to an individual on Monday who tested positive for COVID-19. Johnson received a coronavirus test on Wednesday night because he had been expected to travel with President TrumpDonald John TrumpPolice say man dangling off Trump Tower Chicago demanding to speak with Trump Fauci says he was 'absolutely not' surprised Trump got coronavirus after Rose Garden event Biden: Trump 'continues to lie to us' about coronavirus MORE on Thursday. That test came back negative. 

As a result of having been placed in quarantine until Sept. 29, Johnson "will not be traveling with the President or attending the event in Mosinee tonight," Johnson's office said in a statement.


Johnson is the second Republican senator currently quarantining after being exposed to an individual with the coronavirus.

The office of Sen. Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Wellons Moore CapitoBill to expand support for community addiction treatment passes House Hillicon Valley: Senate panel votes to subpoena Big Tech executives | Amazon says over 19,000 workers tested positive for COVID-19 | Democrats demand DHS release report warning of election interference GOP senators call on Trump to oppose nationalizing 5G MORE (R-W.Va.) announced on Tuesday that she had tested negative after being exposed to an individual with the coronavirus but would continue to quarantine in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

Though several House members have had confirmed cases of the coronavirus, Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulMichigan Republican isolating after positive coronavirus test GOP Rep. Mike Bost tests positive for COVID-19 Top Democrats introduce resolution calling for mask mandate, testing program in Senate MORE (R-Ky.) is the only senator known to have tested positive for the coronavirus, which he had in March.

But Sens. Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick CaseyThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Trump combative, Biden earnest during distanced TV duel The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump, Biden brace for dueling town halls The Hill's 12:30 Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Trump, Biden hold competing town halls instead of tonight's canceled debate MORE (D-Pa.) and Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineDemocrats have no case against Amy Coney Barrett — but that won't stop them Pence-Harris debate draws more than 50M viewers, up 26 percent from 2016 Five takeaways from the vice presidential debate MORE (D-Va.) both disclosed in May that they had tested positive for antibodies, indicating they had been exposed to the virus.