Davids Statement on Decision to Self-Quarantine
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.”
Last week, Davids announced operational changes to her offices to protect staff and constituents, which included staff teleworking from home.