Sen. Mark Warner in quarantine after COVID-19 exposure

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., is now in quarantine after being exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement, a spokeswoman said Warner has tested negative for the coronavirus but will continue to work remotely during his quarantine period.

“While Senator Warner has tested negative, out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with guidance provided by the Office of the Attending Physician, he will be working remotely during his quarantine period,” the spokeswoman said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of someone who tests positive for a total of 15 minutes or more.

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Looking for more information? D.C., Maryland and Virginia are each releasing more data every day. Visit their official sites here: Virginia | Maryland | D.C.

Scott Gelman

Scott Gelman is a digital editor and writer for WTOP. A South Florida native, Scott graduated from the University of Maryland in 2019. During his time in College Park, he worked for The Diamondback, the school’s student newspaper.

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