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Rep. Jahana Hayes tests positive for coronavirus

Rep. Jahana Hayes has tested positive for coronavirus and will be quarantined for the next 14 days.

News 12 Staff

Sep 20, 2020, 3:28 PM

Updated 1,366 days ago

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Rep. Jahana Hayes has tested positive for coronavirus and will be quarantined for the next 14 days.
The congresswoman announced her positive test Sunday after a staffer who she was in close contact with tested positive for the virus.
Hayes says she went to two urgent care centers Saturday, but didn't get an appointment at a third site until Sunday. She says members of Congress don't get tested regularly.
"My experience and the experience of my staff underscores the need for a national testing strategy with a coherent way to receive speedy, accurate results," Hayes says. "This level of anxiety and uncertainty is untenable. I am asymptomatic, except for breathing issues which are being monitored. Please keep my family and my staff in your prayers."
The congresswoman worked at her offices in both Connecticut and Washington D.C.
Staff at both offices were told to get tested and quarantine.
They will work remotely until further notice.


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