U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes tests positive for COVID-19

Published on Sunday, 20 September 2020 19:27
Written by The Associated Press

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) - Rep. Jahana Hayes of Connecticut has tested positive for COVID-19 and will quarantine for 14 days, she announced Sunday on Twitter.

"After going to 2 urgent care centers yesterday, I finally got an appointment at a 3rd site and was tested this morning," the first-term Democrat said. Hayes said she has no COVID-19 symptoms "except for breathing issues which are being monitored."

Hayes sought testing after one of her staff members tested positive for the coronavirus on Saturday.

Hayes, 47, said she contracted the virus despite taking "every possible precaution." She said her experience underscores the need for a national testing strategy "with a coherent way to receive speedy, accurate results," adding, "This level of anxiety and uncertainty is untenable."

Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain, Plainville, State, Nation-World on Sunday, 20 September 2020 19:27. Updated: Sunday, 20 September 2020 19:30.