Second Member Of Congress Tests Positive For Virus

The Salt Lake Tribune reports:

Rep. Ben McAdams, D-Utah, says he has tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the second member of Congress to confirm similar results within hours. “Today I learned that I tested positive,” McAdams said in a statement Wednesday evening.

“I am still working for Utahns and pursuing efforts to get Utahns the resources they need as I continue doing my job from home until I know it is safe to end my self-quarantine. I’m doing my part as all Americans are doing to contain the spread of the virus and mitigate the coronavirus outbreak.”

The House is currently out of session. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., said earlier Wednesday he had also tested positive.

McAdams was first elected in 2018 when he flipped the seat of GOP Rep. Mia Love.