As a COVID-19 outbreak spreads among top Republicans in government, Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick’s office said he has not had any contact with anyone connected to the outbreak as of late Saturday afternoon.
The outbreak started rearing its ugly head last week with President Donald Trump, First lady Melania Trump, Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, two senators, Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and several others testing positive for the novel coronavirus that has killed more than 209,000 Americans. As of Sunday afternoon, the Republican president remained at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center dealing with impacts from COVID-19.
Will Kiley, a spokesperson for Fitzpatrick, said the Office of the Attending Physician has been advising elected members of Congress on who should be tested.
“The Congressman has not had personal contact with any of the individuals who are connected to this outbreak. Should a new name surface that the Congressman did in fact come into contact with, we would advise the House Physician, be tested and follow House Physician protocol regarding quarantine,” Kiley said.