Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) will self-quarantine after being exposed to a person who tested positive for the CCP virus, according to Warner’s spokesperson.
Representative-elect Luke Letlow, 41, passed away in December 2020 from a heart attack likely caused by COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP virus. His wife, Julia Letlow, is now running for his seat in a special election.
President Joe Biden took early action to ban travel from South Africa, where a virus mutation that is believed to be more dangerous, has been detected. The president has also added a requirement for international travelers to provide proof of a negative CCP virus test before boarding flights bound for the United States.
Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) was one of several lawmakers who tested positive for the virus after the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Correa, 62, tested positive on Jan. 15, a month after he received Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. He didn’t shelter in place with colleagues on Jan. 6 when protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol; his office said he stayed outside to help the U.S. Capitol Police.