BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan announced Thursday that she has tested positive for COVID-19.
The Massachusetts Democrat said in a tweet that after repeatedly testing negative for the disease caused by the coronavirus, she learned Thursday evening that she had tested positive for the virus.READ MORE: Robert Gentile, The Man The FBI Believed Knew About The Gardner Museum Theft, Has Died
“I am fortunate to be asymptomatic and have immediately begun to self-quarantine,” Trahan tweeted. “Our team will continue working fully remote.”
Trahan said her offices in Massachusetts and Washington will remain a resource to residents of the state’s 3rd Congressional District, which she represents.READ MORE: FDA Authorizes Booster Dose Of Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine For People 65 And Older
Trahan said she plans to cast votes next week using the U.S. House’s proxy voting system.
Trahan said she encourages everyone to follow protocols to reduce their risk of contracting the virus including wearing a mask, maintaining a safe social distance, avoiding large gatherings and staying home when possible.MORE NEWS: Delayed But Longer Fall Foliage Season Expected In New England
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