Connect with us


Congressional Staffer Tests Positive for Coronavirus on Capitol Hill

The news comes after several members of Congress have placed themselves in a voluntary self-quarantine after coming into contact with an infected individual at CPAC.

The World Health Organization yesterday announced that a recent outbreak of a deadly strain of coronavirus is now a “global pandemic”, and nations around the globe are struggling to respond both aggressively and without panic.

President Trump announced a number of initiatives in an address to the nation on Wednesday night, including both health directives and economic stimulus possibilities that could keep America’s fight with COVID-19 from spiraling out of control.

Just hours ahead of the announcements by the Commander in Chief, however, a congressional staffer became the first on Capitol Hill to test positive for the illness.

Trending: Portland Turns Violent Again as Mayor Claims Rioters ‘Attempting to Commit Murder’

A staffer for US Sen. Maria Cantwell has tested positive for coronavirus — the first known congressional worker to catch the virus, her office said Wednesday.

take our poll - story continues below

Should the Government be Mandating Masks?

  • Should the Government be Mandating Masks?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Liberty Hub updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

The unidentified patient, who works out of Cantwell’s Washington, DC, office, has had no known contact with the senator or other lawmakers, Cantwell’s office said in a statement.

The diagnosis led Cantwell to close her DC office for the remainder of the week. Remaining staffers will work remotely.

Cantwell hails from Washington State, where a nasty outbreak of the virus has been under investigation for several weeks after several residents at a senior living center passed away after contracting the illness.

The unidentified staffer is the first to test positive for the virus, but several lawmakers have taken preventative measures after coming into contact with an infected individual during the annual CPAC conference, including Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.  Neither Congressman has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Save conservative media!

Become an insider!

Sign up for our free email newsletter, and we'll make sure to keep you in the loop.

You Might Like

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please hover over that comment, click the ∨ icon, and mark it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

You Might Like
No articles were found at this time.

Trump on Mount Rushmore? White House Considered It


Chinese Social Media Company Now Suing Trump Administration


Trump Trolls Congress in New Stimulus-Based Executive Order


Liberal Television Host Trashes Bill and Hillary Ahead of 2020 Election