Congresswoman says she’s tested positive for COVID after sheltering during Capitol coup attempt with ‘several colleagues who refused to wear masks’

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A New Jersey congresswoman has tested positive for COVID-19 after sheltering in place with fellow lawmakers. Democratic Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, a 75-year-old cancer survivor starting her third term, announced her diagnosis on Twitter early Monday afternoon. "Following the events of Wednesday, including sheltering with several colleagues who refused to wear masks, I decided to take a Covid test," Watson Coleman tweeted. "I have tested positive." "While I am experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms, I remain in good spirits and will continue to work on behalf of my constituents," Watson Coleman said in a statement issued by her office as she self-isolates at home. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A House Democrat announced Monday that she tested positive for the coronavirus after sheltering in place with "colleagues who refused to wear masks" during the Capitol Siege last Wednesday. "Following the events of Wednesday, including sheltering with several colleagues who refused to wear masks, I decided to take a Covid test," Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., tweeted.

"I have tested positive." —Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (@RepBonnie) January 11, 2021 Watson Coleman is a 75-year-old cancer survivor beginning her third term in Congress, hailing from the Central New Jersey district that includes the capital city of Trenton. She received ...read more...