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UPDATE: Senator Capito exposed to coronavirus, tests negative

Published: Sep. 15, 2020 at 12:43 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va.

UPDATE: (Sep 15, 2020 3:37:00 PM)

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) tested negative for coronavirus.

“This morning, I was made aware that I came into contact with an individual who tested positive for coronavirus. Within minutes of being notified, I immediately contacted the Capitol Attending Physician and was tested. That test came back negative," Senator Capito said. "Despite my negative coronavirus test result, I will be following CDC recommendations and the advice of the Capitol Attending Physician and will be quarantining for 14 days as a precaution.”

ORIGINAL STORY: (Sep 15, 2020 12:53:11 PM)

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) has been exposed to an individual who had tested positive for coronavirus.

Senator Capito was tested for coronavirus; the test result have not come back yet, according to a press release from Sept. 15.

“...I will be following CDC recommendations and the advice of the Capitol Attending Physician and will be quarantining for 14 days as a precaution. I will make the test result public when it is available,” said Senator Capito.

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