A staff member in Rep. David SchweikertDavid SchweikertOvernight Defense: Pentagon curtails more exercises over coronavirus | House passes Iran war powers measure | Rocket attack hits Iraqi base with US troops House passes measure limiting Trump’s ability to take military action against Iran DCCC targets House GOP members over Trump administration response to coronavirus MORE‘s (R-Ariz.) D.C. office has tested positive for COVID-19, the congressman said Sunday.
The staff member is resting “comfortably at home and following guidance from local health officials,” Schweikert said in a statement.
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Schweikert said his D.C. office will be closed with staff members working remotely until further notice.
He said staff at his Scottsdale, Ariz. will also work remotely out of “an abundance of caution.”
Sen. Maria CantwellMaria Elaine CantwellCoronavirus takes toll on Capitol Hill Ted Cruz extends self-quarantine after second coronavirus interaction Senate confirms Trump pick for energy commission seat MORE (D-Wash.) said Wednesday a member of her D.C. office tested positive for coronavirus. Cantwell’s announcement marked the first known instance of a congressional staffer getting the virus.
Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a state of emergency in D.C. on Wednesday.
A total of 16 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in D.C. as of Saturday, according to the D.C. health department.
Bowser announced restrictions on restaurants and bars Sunday, including capping gatherings at restaurants and bars to no more than 250 people and prohibiting bar seating and service to standing patrons.
Former House Intelligence Committee attorney Daniel Goldman said Sunday he tested positive for COVID-19.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffFacebook, Twitter dismantle Russian interference campaign targeting African Americans House passes key surveillance bill with deadline looming Hillicon Valley: Trump camp urges Twitter to flag Biden video | Trump, Schiff spar over election security briefings | GOP senator calls for investigation into PornHub | UK Parliament votes down measure to ban Huawei MORE (D-N.Y.) said earlier that a former member of his staff had tested positive. An aide to Schiff confirmed the announcement was referring to Goldman.
Schiff said medical professionals believe the former staffer contracted the virus after leaving the office, but said his office will take additional precautions over the next few days.