After the announcement that Miami Mayor Francis Suarez (R) had tested positive for the coronavirus, he quickly announced that he would be self-quarantining and vlogging daily to keep Floridians updated on his experiences with the virus.
Today it was announced that Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R) had tested positive for the virus, and Utah Rep. Ben McAdams (D) announced soon after that he had also tested positive for the virus.
In response, a bipartisan wave of support has followed as lawmakers quickly work to respond to the growing pandemic.
In a statement, speaking on Rep. Diaz-Balart’s diagnosis, Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R) released a statement regarding the congressman’s prognosis, expressing that “since I had an extended meeting with him late last week, out of an abundance of caution, I have decided it would be best to self-quarantine based on the guidance of the Attending Physician of the United States Congress.”
He added that “fortunately, I am not experiencing any symptoms, and will continue working remotely on Congress’ Coronavirus response, and will remain in close contact with the Trump administration’s Coronavirus task force, my colleagues in Congress, as well as local officials and health professionals in Louisiana to ensure that swift action to address this crisis continues.”