Two Colorado congressmen announced this week they’ve tested positive for COVID-19.
Democrat U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter is quarantined at his Washington, D.C. home, while Republican Doug Lamborn is quarantined at his Colorado home.
“This serves as an important reminder that this virus is highly contagious and should be taken seriously,” (Perlmutter) said. “As we enter the holiday season, I encourage everyone to continue to heed the warnings of no personal gatherings, social distancing and wearing a mask.”
Perlmutter says he’s been taking all the recommended precautions. He did not offer any indication or explanation of how or where he contracted the virus.
Three of Lamborn’s Washington staffers contracted the virus in early October, but Lamborn tested negative at the time.
No word on whether any of Perlmutter’s staffers have tested positive.
Other members of Colorado’s delegations had close calls earlier this year.
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner was exposed to the virus after meeting with a constituent in March and self-quarantined.
U.S. Rep. Jason Crow also said he was exposed to the virus the same day as Gardner and also self-quarantined.
Lamborn and Perlmutter both say they are experiencing mild symptoms.