New Jersey coronavirus update: NJ congresswoman tests positive for COVID following US Capitol lockdown

Coronavirus Update New Jersey
NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- A New Jersey congresswoman has tested positive for COVID-19 following Wednesday's Capitol lockdown.

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, 75, said she believes she was exposed during protective isolation in the U.S. Capitol building as a result of the riots. A number of members within the space reportedly ignored instructions to wear masks.

"I received a positive test result for COVID-19, and am home resting at this time," Coleman said. "While I am experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms, I remain in good spirits and will continue to work on behalf of my constituents."

Officials say Watson Coleman is isolating and awaiting the results of PCR testing.

She previously received the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID19 vaccine, which has been made available to members of Congress, the Supreme Court, and Executive Branch agencies for the purposes of continuity of government operations.

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Justin Cave, Rosanne Boyland's brother-in-law, said the "president's words incited a riot that killed four of his biggest fans."


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