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Kentucky congressman self-quarantining after contact with COVID-19 carrier

John Yarmuth
Posted at 5:34 PM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-15 17:38:45-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Kentucky congressman issued a statement stating he will be self-quarantining after an interaction with an individual who later tested positive for COVID-19.

John Yarmuth (KY-3) recently attended the Speed Ball on March 7 which was also attended by someone who recently tested positive for COVID-19.

“Late yesterday, I was informed that, one week ago, I was in the presence of an individual who has since tested positive for COVID-19. This individual displayed no obvious symptoms at the time of our contact. Upon learning this, and after consult with my doctor, I made the decision to stay at home and will self-quarantine for the remainder of this week’s District Work Period. I have been tested and am awaiting results. As I telework from home this week, I will continue to stay in touch with Federal, State, and local officials as we all work to combat this pandemic. I continue to urge all members of the public to practice social distancing and follow all Centers for Disease Control and Kentucky Department for Public Health guidelines to keep yourselves, your families, and others safe.”