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Loeffler isolating after possible COVID-19 infection

Sen. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerFive things to know about Georgia's Senate runoffs Trump: 'I'm ashamed that I endorsed' Kemp in Georgia Ossoff warns McConnell would cause paralysis in federal government if GOP holds Senate MORE (R-Ga.) is self isolating after a possible COVID-19 infection, her campaign said Saturday night.

Stephen Lawson, a spokesperson for her campaign, said in a statement that Loeffler took two tests Friday morning, including a rapid test that was negative, and she was cleared to attend two campaign events with Vice President Pence. 

After her events, she was told that a polymerase chain reaction test (PCR) came back positive, the spokesman said. The senator was retested on Saturday and the results were "inconclusive," Lawson said.

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“Senator Loeffler followed CDC guidelines by notifying those with whom she had sustained direct contact while she awaits further test results,” Lawson said. “She has no symptoms and she will continue to follow CDC guidelines by quarantining until retesting is conclusive and an update will be provided at that time.”

Loeffler is facing reelection against Democratic challenger Rev. Raphael Warnock in a runoff on Jan. 5. The race is one of two that will determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.

Recently, she’s held joint events with Sen. David PerdueDavid PerdueTrump: 'I'm ashamed that I endorsed' Kemp in Georgia Ossoff warns McConnell would cause paralysis in federal government if GOP holds Senate Collins urges voters to turn out in Georgia runoffs MORE (R-Ga.), who is facing his own critical runoff against Jon Ossoff (D), and campaigned with Sen. Tom CottonTom Bryant CottonBiden's Cabinet a battleground for future GOP White House hopefuls The Memo: GOP mulls its future after Trump O'Brien on 2024 talk: 'There's all kinds of speculation out there' MORE (R-Ark.). Her campaign events have drawn large crowds where not many people wear masks and socially distance, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.

Loeffler's possible coronavirus infection comes after GOP Sens. Rick Scott (Fla.) and Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyColorado governor, spouse test positive for COVID-19 McConnell halts in-person Republican lunches amid COVID-19 surge Rep. Rick Allen tests positive for COVID-19 MORE (Iowa) both revealed this week that they tested positive for COVID-19. Others who have previously tested positive include Sens. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonMcConnell halts in-person Republican lunches amid COVID-19 surge Loeffler isolating after possible COVID-19 infection Rick Scott tests positive for coronavirus MORE (R-Wis.), Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeMcConnell halts in-person Republican lunches amid COVID-19 surge Loeffler isolating after possible COVID-19 infection Rick Scott tests positive for coronavirus MORE (R-Utah), Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisMcConnell halts in-person Republican lunches amid COVID-19 surge North Carolina — still purple but up for grabs Team Trump offering 'fire hose' of conspiracy Kool-Aid for supporters MORE (R-N.C.), Bill CassidyBill CassidyMcConnell halts in-person Republican lunches amid COVID-19 surge As Biden administration ramps up, Trump legal effort drags on The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - Trump OKs transition; Biden taps Treasury, State experience MORE (R-La.) and Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulCongress set for chaotic year-end sprint McConnell halts in-person Republican lunches amid COVID-19 surge Biden's Cabinet a battleground for future GOP White House hopefuls MORE (R-Ky.).

Late last month, Loeffler tested negative for the virus after two of her staffers tested positive. 

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A spokesperson for Pence told The Hill that the vice president "is in regular consultation with the White House Medical Unit and will be following [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] guidelines as he has in other circumstances when he has been a close contact.”

Pence continued to campaign ahead of the November election even though top aide Marc Short tested positive for COVID-19 since the vice president was deemed an “essential worker.”

--Morgan Chalfant contributed to this report, which was updated on Nov. 22 at 8:49 a.m.