Second GOP senator to quarantine after exposure to coronavirus

Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonHillicon Valley: House targets tech giants with antitrust bills | Oversight chair presses JBS over payment to hackers | Trump spokesman to join tech company | YouTube suspends GOP senator YouTube suspends Ron Johnson for 7 days GOP senators introduce bill to make Iran deal subject to Senate approval 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 TrumpDOJ asks Supreme Court to revive Boston Marathon bomber death sentence, in break with Biden vow Biden looking to build momentum for Putin meeting DOJ tells media execs that reporters were not targets of investigations 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 CapitoGOP senator introduces constitutional amendment to ban flag burning Biden fails to break GOP 'fever' Pelosi: 'No intention' of abandoning Democrats' infrastructure goals 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 PaulFauci to Chelsea Clinton: The 'phenomenal amount of hostility' I face is 'astounding' GOP's attacks on Fauci at center of pandemic message Fox host claims Fauci lied to Congress, calls for prosecution 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 CaseyMcConnell seeks to divide and conquer Democrats Senate filibuster fight throws Democrats' wish list into limbo Parliamentarian changes Senate calculus for Biden agenda MORE (D-Pa.) and Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineThis week: Democrats face fractures in spending fight Democrats mull overhaul of sweeping election bill Overnight Defense: Pentagon details military construction projects getting .2B restored from wall funds | Biden chooses former commander to lead Navy | Bill seeks to boost visa program for Afghans who helped US MORE (D-Va.) both disclosed in May that they had tested positive for antibodies, indicating they had been exposed to the virus.