Rep. Joe Courtney of Connecticut tests positive for COVID-19

Rep. Joe Courtney of Connecticut tests positive for COVID-19



 

VERNON, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney of Connecticut has tested positive for the coronavirus and is isolating at home, he announced.

Courtney said Sunday that he learned last week he had been exposed to someone who later tested positive for COVID-19. “Upon learning of that initial exposure, I immediately began following the strict isolation guidelines laid out by the CDC and by my doctor while I waited to get a coronavirus test,” the Democrat said in a statement.

The first test was negative, but the 67-year-old Courtney began to experience mild symptoms and got a second test, which came back positive, he said.

Courtney, who represents Connecticut’s 2nd District, said he would continue to carry out his duties while in isolation at home.

Courtney is the second member of the state’s five-member House delegation to contract COVID-19. Democrat Jahana Hayes tested positive for the virus in September.


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