UPDATE: Capito statement on negative coronavirus test

UPDATE: CHARLESTON. WV (WOAY) – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the below statement after testing negative for coronavirus:

“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.”


CHARLESTON. WV (WOAY) – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the below statement after being notified she had been exposed to an individual who had tested positive for coronavirus. Senator Capito contacted the U.S. Capitol Attending Physician and was tested for coronavirus. While the test result has not come back yet, Senator Capito plans to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and the recommendations of the Capitol Attending Physician and will quarantine for 14 days.

“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.”

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