Wagner, MO-02, said she “participated in a small group meeting” with the unnamed colleague last week. A spokesperson confirmed to The Missouri Times she is in Missouri.
“After discussions with the Attending Physician of the United States Congress, and out of an abundance of caution, I will be self-quarantining,” Wagner said. “While I feel fine and am not exhibiting any symptoms, I will follow the advice of the Attending Physician until cleared. In the meantime, I will continue to work remotely through teleconference as Congress works to provide a strong and effective response for everyone impacted by this virus.”
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida and Congressman Ben McAdams of Utah are the first two members of Congress who have tested positive for coronavirus, according to Politico.
At least two dozen people in Missouri have tested positive for COVID-19 with one fatality. More than 300 people in the state have been tested.
There have been more than 7,000 confirmed cases in the U.S., and 97 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Kaitlyn Schallhorn is the editor of The Missouri Times. She joined the newspaper in early 2019 after working as a reporter for Fox News in New York City.
Throughout her career, Kaitlyn has covered political campaigns across the U.S., including the 2016 presidential election, and humanitarian aid efforts in Africa and the Middle East.
She is a native of Missouri who studied journalism at Winthrop University in South Carolina. She is also an alumna of the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C.
Contact Kaitlyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.