Insider New Jersey reports:
Today, U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12) received a positive rapid antigen test result for COVID-19. The congresswoman said she believes she was exposed during protective isolation in the U.S. Capitol building as a result of insurrectionist riots.
As reported by multiple news outlets, a number of members within the space ignored instructions to wear masks.
“I received a positive test result for COVID-19, and am home resting at this time. While I am experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms, I remain in good spirits and will continue to work on behalf of my constituents,” Watson Coleman said.
Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman has tested positive for COVID-19, and suspects she was infected by maskless members of Congress while in lockdown. pic.twitter.com/os9RghDS9w
— Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) January 11, 2021
Following the events of Wednesday, including sheltering with several colleagues who refused to wear masks, I decided to take a Covid test.
I have tested positive.https://t.co/wivlbwrmV0
— Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (@RepBonnie) January 11, 2021
Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman tested positive after sheltering with maskless colleagues during the Capitol assault, @EliseOnDeadline reports. Video shows GOP members of Congress including @mtgreenee spurning offers of masks, which rules require.https://t.co/Mz36PgDkR5 @bpolitics
— Erik Larson (@eelarson) January 11, 2021