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More congressional staffers test positive for coronavirus
Two more congressional staffers have tested positive for coronavirus — one from Rep. David Schweikert’s DC office and one from Sen. Tom Carper’s office in Delaware.
Schweikert (R-Ariz.) and Carper (D-Del.) confirmed in statements Sunday that their staffers had been infected with the rapidly spreading virus, with Schweikert also announcing that he would be working from home after interacting with the infected employee.
“A member of our DC team has been informed by the Virginia Department of Health that they tested positive for COVID-19,” Schweikert’s statement read.
“As a result of this positive test, my DC office will be closed with staff members working from home until further notice.”
The Arizona Republican added that the staffer was “resting comfortably at home” and following the instructions of local health officials.
“Out of an abundance of caution, I have also made the decision for my Scottsdale office to work remotely until further notice. Given that I have interacted with the employee who tested positive, I will be working from home until otherwise told by doctors,” Schweikert closed.
A spokeswoman for Schweikert told The Post the congressman would be self-quarantining as well as working from home.