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Amy Kennedy, the Democratic nominee for Congress in New Jersey's 2nd district.

Kennedy cancels in-person events after contact with someone who tested positive for COVID

Democratic congressional candidate has no symptoms, was wearing a mask, and tested negative

By David Wildstein, November 02 2020 11:33 am

Democratic congressional candidate Amy Kennedy has canceled in-person campaign events after exposure to a person on Saturday who has tested positive for COVID.

“Late last night, we learned that Amy had been in close proximity to someone at an outdoor event on Saturday who has since tested positive for COVID-19,” said Kennedy’s campaign manager, Josh Roesch.  “Amy was tested this morning, received a negative result and is not showing any symptoms.”

Roesch said that Kennedy and the other person “were wearing masks throughout the event.”

“Out of an abundance of caution, and in line with both Amy’s desire to lead by example and her commitment to protecting public health, she will be canceling all of her in-person events and following state quarantine protocols,” Roesch said.  “Amy will continue to reach out to voters across the district through virtual events for the remainder of the campaign.  In accordance with public health and scientific guidelines, she will get tested again later this week.”

Kennedy faces party-switching Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-Dennis) in New Jersey’s 2nd district.

The race is widely viewed as the most competitive in the state.

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