Davids Statement on Decision to Self-Quarantine

March 19, 2020
Press Release

Representative Sharice Davids issued the following statement on the decision to self-quarantine after having contact with a member of Congress who later tested positive for the coronavirus:

 

“Last week, I had contact with a fellow member of Congress who recently tested positive for COVID-19. In following the guidance I received from the Attending Physician of Congress, and out of an abundance of caution, I will stay home and self-quarantine until March 26.

 

“I’m thankfully feeling well and have had not experienced any symptoms. The Attending Physician said that I’m at very low risk for contracting COVID-19, as are the people I’ve interacted with recently. But as I’ve said before, we all have a role to play in reducing the spread of this virus, and that means self-quarantining when appropriate.

 

“In the meantime, I will be teleworking from home and continuing to serve the people of Kansas’ Third District as we respond to this public health crisis. I remain committed to working with our public health officials at all levels of government to keep our community prepared and safe. I urge everyone to follow CDC and local public health guidelines, including practicing good hygiene and social distancing, as we work through this challenge together.”

 

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Last week, Davids announced operational changes to her offices to protect staff and constituents, which included staff teleworking from home.