Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) said she has tested positive for the coronavirus, the latest lawmaker to announce Monday that they’ve been infected.
Bustos said she is experiencing “mild symptoms,” will be self-isolating and has already notified her contacts.
“Across the country and the Congressional District I serve, COVID case numbers are skyrocketing,” she tweeted. “We must all continue to be vigilant in following public health best practices.”
The outgoing chairwoman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said she will work from her home in Illinois “until cleared by my physician.” Members of the House are largely returning to Washington this week after the election.
A spokeswoman for Bustos, Heather Sager, said that the congresswoman “has not traveled to or been in contact with staff or others in Washington, D.C., in recent weeks. She has been working remotely from Illinois, and will self-isolate there.”
Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) announced earlier that he tested positive and has begun tracing his contacts.
In a statement, Walberg said his symptoms are mild and that he is “in good spirits.” He said it has been more than a week since he last attended a public event.
“As we enter the winter months, I encourage everyone to remain vigilant and adhere to public health guidelines to combat this virus,” Walberg said, adding: “I will continue serving constituents of the 7th District and carrying out my responsibilities from home until I fully recover.”
Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) released a statement saying he has been in quarantine since Nov. 10 after learning that his 91-year-old mother had tested positive. He learned of her diagnosis shortly after moving her to a new nursing home. He said he received a negative result after a Nov. 13 test and will get tested again at the end of the week.
“Fortunately, the nursing home staff contacted me immediately after learning of my mother’s positive result and I was able to quarantine without delay,” Pocan said in the statement. “Unfortunately, too many people in Wisconsin don’t get that information in a timely way due to the low number of contract tracers we have hired in Wisconsin.”
Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.) also separately announced that she will quarantine for 14 days after coming “into contact with a person who later tested positive for COVID-19.”
Lesko said she is not experiencing symptoms and plans to be tested on the fifth day from exposure.
Mike DeBonis contributed to this report.