Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Ewing) has tested positive for COVID-19 and said she believes she was exposed at the U.S. Capitol during the protests against the certification of the presidential election on January 6.
“I received a positive test result for COVID-19, and am home resting at this time,” Watson Coleman said. “While I am experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms, I remain in good spirits and will continue to work on behalf of my constituents.”
The four-term congresswoman said she received a positive rapid antigen test result and is isolating as she awaits the results of her Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test.
Watson Coleman, who successfully battled cancer in 2018 and 2019, said he has received the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine that was made available to Members of Congress.
Update: on Monday afternoon, Watson Coleman said that she is headed to the hospital.
“While I feel ok, on my doctor’s advice I’m on my way to a local hospital for monoclonal antibody treatment. I thank you for the outpouring of supportive messages. The love you’ve sent has been overwhelming,” she said. “Please, wear a mask and social distance.”