Sen. Mitt Romney Tests Negative For COVID-19
Mar 24, 2020, 2:26 PM | Updated: 2:49 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Sen. Mitt Romney said he has tested negative for COVID-19.
Thankfully I’ve tested negative for COVID-19. Nevertheless, guidance from my physician, consistent with the CDC guidelines, requires me to remain in quarantine as the test does not rule out the onset of symptoms during the 14-day period.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) March 24, 2020
According to current Senate rules, quarantined senators cannot cast votes remotely.
In the House of Representatives, Utah Rep. Ben McAdams tested positive for COVID-19 last week. He has been quarantined in his West Jordan home and was hospitalized Friday after struggling to maintain his blood oxygen level.
McAdams was still in the hospital Tuesday but had said he expects to be released as soon as doctors clear him.
Partisan games must stop now. Swift action is needed to support communities grappling with this urgent public health emergency. At the advice of my doctors, I am still in the hospital. My experience further shows me the seriousness of this issue. #utpol #coronavirus #covid19 pic.twitter.com/YHRWxCQyMw
— Rep. Ben McAdams (@RepBenMcAdams) March 24, 2020
— Rep. Ben McAdams (@RepBenMcAdams) March 23, 2020
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How Do I Prevent It?
The CDC has some simple recommendations, most of which are the same for preventing other respiratory illnesses or the flu:
- Avoid close contact with people who may be sick
- Avoid touching your face
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
The CDC does not recommend wearing a face mask respirator to protect yourself from coronavirus unless a healthcare professional recommends it.
How To Get Help
If you’re worried you may have COVID-19, you can contact the Utah Coronavirus Information Line at 1-800-456-7707 to speak to trained healthcare professionals. You can also use telehealth services through your healthcare providers.
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