Hayes Statement On Staffer Testing Positive For COVID-19

September 19, 2020
Press Release

Today, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) issued the following statement after discovering one of her Congressional staffers tested positive for COVID-19:

“After a phased in reopening of my offices, I was notified today that one of my staffers has tested positive for COVID-19. I have been in close contact with the staffer and I have worked in both my CT and D.C. offices over the last week.” said Hayes. “All of my staff has been notified and directed to quarantine and get tested. I am asymptomatic and awaiting an appointment to get tested. I will quarantine until I have the test and receive the results. My CT and D.C. offices will return to full remote work until further notice. I urge everyone to acknowledge the severity of this virus and follow the CDC guidance to keep our family, friends, and loved ones safe.”

 

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Rep. Jahana Hayes has been a public school teacher in Connecticut for more than 15 years 

and was recognized in 2016 as the National Teacher of the Year.

Currently serving her first term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Hayes sits on the Committees on Education & Labor and Agriculture and proudly represents Connecticut’s 5th District.