Kansas U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids self-quarantining after exposure to COVID-19
Freshman Kansas U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids will self-quarantine for two weeks after possibly being exposed to the virus by a fellow member of Congress.
Davids made the announcement via Twitter on Thursday, saying that the contact came last week and involved an unidentified member of Congress.
“In following the guidance I received from the Attending Physician of Congress, and out of an abundance of caution, I will stay home and self-quarantine until March 26,” she wrote.
Davids said that she is “feeling well” and has “not experienced any symptoms.”
Davids is a Democrat represents Kansas’s third Congressional district, which encompasses Johnson and Wyandotte Counties. She won the seat in 2018 after beating incumbent Republican Kevin Yoder.
Her win was historic, as she’s the first lesbian Native American woman in Congress.
High-profile Republicans like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL) had already quarantined after exposure to the novel coronavirus.
Last week, I had contact with a fellow member of Congress who recently tested positive for COVID-19. In following the guidance I received from the Attending Physician of Congress, and out of an abundance of caution, I will stay home and self-quarantine until March 26. More: pic.twitter.com/bWIxYyJYQ9
— Rep. Sharice Davids (@RepDavids) March 19, 2020