Iowa U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne tests negative for COVID-19

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(Washington, D.C.) -- Iowa U.S. Congresswoman Cindy Axne has tested negative for COVID-19.

Rep. Axne entered self-quarantine on Monday after being in close contact last week with someone who tested positive for the virus.

Axne's office released the following statement on Thursday:

“I’m pleased to share that I received a negative test result for COVID-19, and I’m still not showing any symptoms for the virus.
My team and I have talked to everyone who joined us last Wednesday to let them know about the exposure, and some thankfully have told us that they too have received negative COVID-19 tests in the past 48 hours.
I hope that this unfortunate diagnosis on my team can serve as a reminder to folks about the ongoing threat that the COVID-19 pandemic poses to our state ­– and how important it is for us to follow the advice of our public health experts. I am confident that my office’s policy of using masks, following social distancing, and engaging in rigorous contact tracing allowed us to avoid a more dangerous outcome from last week’s public events.
As my team member recovers from COVID-19, I want to thank all those who reached out to me and my office. I will continue to operate with caution by conducting my work remotely this week – participating in vital hearings and critical floor votes in the U.S. House that focus on the priorities that matter to Iowa.”

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