GOP. Sen. Bill Cassidy Is Third Senator To Test COVID+

Baton Rouge’s ABC News affiliate reports:

Senator Bill Cassidy announced Thursday, Aug. 20 that he has tested positive for COVID-19. He says after being notified Wednesday night that he was exposed to someone with the virus, he was tested Thursday and received a positive result.

Cassidy says he has contacted his doctor and is strictly following CDC recommendations to quarantine for 14 days and notify those he may have been in contact with. “I am strictly following the direction of our medical experts and strongly encourage others to do the same,” said Dr. Cassidy.

Cassidy is the third US senator to test COVID+. The others were Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Bob Casey. A dozen member of the US House have also tested positive. Cassidy last appeared on JMG when he yawned dramatically as protesters were dragged out of an Obamacare repeal hearing.