Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with Covid, Congress suspends work
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tested positive for COVID-19.
"She is experiencing symptoms and is being treated at home," her press office said in a statement. Cortez took the third booster dose of Covid last fall.
The CDC recommends that Americans who test positive for COVID-19 and show symptoms be isolated for at least five full days. After these five days, the CDC says people can stop isolation if they are 'without fever for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications and your other symptoms have improved'.
According to govtracker.us, more than 100 members of Congress have been affected by COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Capitol doctor Brian Monahan said in a memo to lawmakers on Jan. 3 that the positivity rate among lawmakers had risen from 1% to 13%. Monahan recommended working remotely where possible.
Congress has not convened since December 14 and was expected to convene after the holidays, today for some of the voting it would conduct.
However, he will have to rest for a few more days.