Missouri Rep. Ann Wagner says she is self-quarantining
Missouri Rep. Ann Wagner announced Wednesday night that she would self-quarantine after meeting last week with a colleague who has since tested positive for COVID-19.
Wagner, R-Missouri, is one of several members of Congress who announced she’d be isolating herself after lawmakers from each party tested positive for the novel coronavirus: Florida Republican Rep. Mario DiazBalart and Utah Democratic Rep. Ben McAdams.
Wagner, whose district covers the St. Louis suburbs, said she has no symptoms and was taking the step as a precaution after consulting with Congress’ attending physician. She is the first House member from Missouri to announce a self-quarantine.
“While I feel fine and am not exhibiting any symptoms, I will follow the advice of the Attending Physician until cleared,” Wagner said in statement. “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.”
The disclosure that two House members have coronavirus comes as Congress is preparing its third major coronavirus relief bill, a stimulus package which could include direct payments to help Americans with economic effects of the pandemic.
Republican Rep. Ann Wagner of Missouri announced plans to self-quarantine Wednesday after meeting with a colleague who has tested positive for COVID-19.