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Congresswoman has COVID-19 after sheltering with maskless colleagues

  • A New Jersey representative said she tested positive for COVID-19 after sheltering in place with lawmakers during the riot at the Capitol last Wednesday.
  • Democratic Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, a 75-year-old cancer survivor starting her third term, made the announcement on Twitter on Monday.
  • “Following the events of Wednesday, including sheltering with several colleagues who refused to wear masks, I decided to take a Covid test,” Watson Coleman tweeted. “I have tested positive.”
  • “While I am experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms, I remain in good spirits and will continue to work on behalf of my constituents,” Watson Coleman said in a statement issued by her office, adding that she was isolating at home.

A House Democrat announced on Monday that she tested positive for the coronavirus after sheltering in place with “several colleagues who refused to wear masks” during the Capitol siege last Wednesday.

“Following the events of Wednesday, including sheltering with several colleagues who refused to wear masks, I decided to take a Covid test,” Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman tweeted. “I have tested positive.”

Watson Coleman, a 75-year-old cancer survivor, is beginning her third term in Congress. She hails from the central New Jersey district that includes the capital, Trenton.

Her office said she received the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine when it was made available to members of Congress.

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