All Georgia state Senate members and employees have been “asked to self-quarantine” for 14 days after a senator tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the legislature confirmed in a statement late Wednesday.
Sen. Brandon Beach said he was tested Saturday after seeking medical attention for a cough and mild fever, per AJC.com. He turned up to vote Monday after feeling better and his COVID-19 result came back Wednesday.
“The diagnosis I was given was not coronavirus, but I did get tested for it on Saturday,” Beach said, per the Marietta Daily Journal. “With medication, I felt better by Monday and thought I was in the clear. Today, however, my test came back positive.