Grijalva “was notified by the (Capitol) attending health practitioner yesterday evening that he has examined beneficial for Covid-19,” his communications director, Geoff Nolan, informed CNN on Saturday.
In a assertion Saturday, Grijalva slammed Republicans who will not wear masks in the building, citing the occasions of the week.
“Although I cannot blame any person instantly for this, this week has shown that there are some Associates of Congress who fail to consider this disaster severely,” he said. “Numerous Republican users routinely strut about the Capitol with no a mask to selfishly make a political statement at the cost of their colleagues, personnel, and their households.”
Nolan stated that Grijalva is at the moment asymptomatic and that “he is feeling great and is just acquiring some rest.”
Grijalva will be quarantining in his residence in the Washington place, and some of the staffers who experienced been with him throughout the 7 days are likely to be tested as well, Nolan extra. He famous that Grijalva wears a mask each working day at the Capitol.
On the Senate side, Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia declared in Could that he and his wife analyzed beneficial for coronavirus antibodies. In late March, Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky analyzed beneficial but has considering that recovered.