Test negative, Capito said

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., just announced a test for the virus administered today returned negative.

Capito Tuesday announced she came into contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus. She was tested and she went into self-quarantine.

She released another statement at 3:30 p.m. She plans to self-quarantine despite the test result.

“This morning, I was made aware that I came into contact with an individual who tested positive for coronavirus. Within minutes of being notified, I immediately contacted the Capitol Attending Physician and was tested,” she said. “That test came back negative. Despite my negative coronavirus test result, I will be following CDC recommendations and the advice of the Capitol Attending Physician and will be quarantining for 14 days as a precaution.”


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