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Rep. Debbie Lesko in quarantine after exposure to person with COVID-19

Nov 16, 2020, 9:30 AM
Rep. Debbie Lesko. (House Television via AP)...
Rep. Debbie Lesko. (House Television via AP)
(House Television via AP)

PHOENIX – U.S. Rep. Debbie Lesko of Arizona announced Monday that she will undergo a 14-day quarantine after being in contact with a person who later tested positive for COVID-19.

The Republican said she isn’t experiencing any symptoms but will spend the next two weeks working at her Peoria home “out of an abundance of caution.”

She had been scheduled to return to Washington, D.C., this week.

“The attending physician advised there is no reason to believe I am infected, or that others I have come into contact with since my exposure should need to worry,” she said in press release.

“I will get tested on the fifth day from my exposure at the recommendation of the attending physician.”

Lesko was elected to her second full term earlier this month by a 60%-40% margin over Democrat Michael Muscato.

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