Stephanie Murphy Goes into Self-Quarantine After Two Congressmen Test Positive for COVID-19

With two members of the U.S. House testing positive for coronavirus, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., announced on Thursday that she was going into self-quarantine.

Murphy said she was experiencing no conditions so far but she wanted to be cautious after fellow Blue Dog Caucus member U.S. Rep. Ben McAdams, D-Utah, and U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla.,  announced they had tested positive.

“Last Friday, I was in contact with a fellow member of Congress who has tested positive for COVID-19,” Murphy said. “On the advice of the attending physician of the U.S. Congress and out of an abundance of caution, I will be self-quarantining until Friday, March 27, 2020. At this moment, I am thankfully experiencing no symptoms and remain in good health.”

Murphy said she was going to continue to work.

“I plan to telework from home on the congressional response to this public health crisis, and my office and I will continue serving the people of Central Florida,” she said. “I urge everyone to follow guidance from the CDC and other health professionals–including good hygiene and social distancing–as we work together to combat this global pandemic.”

 

Reach Kevin Derby at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com.

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