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Illi­nois Repub­li­can Rep. Rod­ney Davis on Wed­nes­day an­nounced he has tested pos­i­tive for COVID-19.

In a state­ment, Davis said he has taken his tem­per­a­ture twice daily since the start of the pan­demic. He said his tem­per­a­ture was slightly el­e­vated Wed­nes­day and both he and his wife tested for the virus, with his com­ing back pos­i­tive.

“My staff, who I’ve worked with in­per­son this week, have re­ceived neg­a­tive tests as well,” Davis said in the state­ment. “Other than a higher-than-nor­mal tem­per­a­ture, I am show­ing no symp­toms at this time and feel fine.”

Davis said he is post­pon­ing planned pub­lic events and will quar­an­tine him­self un­til he tests neg­a­tive, ad­ding pro­tect­ing the pub­lic health is his high­est pri­or­ity.

Davis, 50, of Tay­lorville, rep­re­sents the 13th Con­gres­sional District in cen­tral and south­west­ern Illi­nois. He de­feated Demo­crat Betsy Dirk­sen Lon­dri­gan of Spring­field by a nar­row mar­gin in 2018. Davis and Lon­dri­gan will face off again in Novem­ber.

Rod­ney Davis

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