UPDATE: Sen. Capito will still quarantine for 2 weeks after testing negative for COVID-19

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UPDATE (9/15/20 3:44 p.m.)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Senator Shelley Moore Capito has tested negative for the coronavirus after being exposed to an individual who tested positive, according to a release from her office.

On Tuesday afternoon, Sen. Capito’s office issued a release confirming the Senator’s COVID-19 test had come back negative.

Below is Capito’s statement on the negative test result.

“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. 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.”

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.)

ORIGINAL (9/15/20 2:40 p.m.)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) issued a statement on Tuesday, saying she has been tested for COVID-19 after recently being exposed to an individual who tested positive for the virus.

A release from Senator Capito’s office said that after being notified she had been exposed to an individual who tested positive for COVID-19, she contacted the U.S. Capitol Attending Position and was tested for the coronavirus. The release stated that while the test had not come back yet, Senator Capito plans to follow the CDC guidelines and the recommendations for the Capitol Attending Physician and will quarantine for 14 days.

The statement released by Capito is below:

“I learned recently that I came into contact with an individual who tested positive for coronavirus. While the test result has not come back yet, 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.”

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.)

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