Three fully vaccinated members of the Texas House delegation in Washington, DC, have tested positive for Covid-19, the state’s House Democratic Caucus said on Saturday.
The first positive test result came on Friday evening, when a member informed the caucus that he had the coronavirus.
“The caucus members and staff underwent a rapid test, which all came back negative,” the caucus said in a statement.
But two other fully vaccinated members reported positive test results on Saturday morning. The names of the three people were not disclosed.
The caucus said it would follow current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which state that fully vaccinated people who are exposed to the virus do not need to take additional precautions unless they begin to exhibit symptoms. symptoms.
“The House Democratic Caucus follows all CDC guidelines and protocols,” President Chris Turner said in a statement.
“It’s a sober reminder that Covid is always with us, and while vaccinations offer tremendous protection, we still need to take the necessary precautions. We are in contact with public health experts in Texas to provide further advice, ”he added. “Our caucus will follow all recommendations from public health experts as we continue our work. “
Part of the delegation had meetings this week with Senator Joe Manchin, DW.Va .; Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y. ; and Vice President Kamala Harris. It is not clear if any of the members who tested positive were present at the meetings.
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