US Representative Gwen Moore said in a Facebook post Monday that she was in contact earlier this month with someone who had tested positive for coronavirus infection.
“Last night, I was informed that someone I came into contact with on March 8th tested positive for COVID-19,” she wrote. “I did not physically contact this individual and I consulted with the Office of the Attending Physician, who informed me that my risk for contracting COVID-19 is low.”
She also wrote that she has shown no symptoms. Still, she said, she is taking precautions and practicing social distancing and self-quarantine.
She took the occasion to urge the Senate to pass the coronvirus relief legislation approved by the House over the weekend.
“I understand that everyone cannot afford to self-quarantine for fear of losing their jobs and falling behind on bills. And not every job can be done remotely,” she wrote. “The economic reality many Americans face is why I joined the House in passing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act early Saturday, which would guarantee free testing, strengthen unemployment benefits, and provide paid leave. The Senate must bring this legislation for a vote.”
She also noted that her DC office staff was working remotely and her district office will be closed through Friday.