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Three Texas House Democrats who fled to Washington last week to prevent voting restrictions from being passed in their state tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a statement from the Texas House of Representatives Democratic Caucus.
On Friday night, a caucus member tested positive for the virus that causes covid-19 and immediately informed the rest of the caucus; members and staff then ran rapid tests, all of which came back negative, according to the statement.
“The caucus also consulted current CDC guidance, which says that fully vaccinated individuals who had been exposed to someone who tested positive do not need to take additional precautions unless they show symptoms,” the caucus stated, suggesting that the first member to test positive may not have been symptomatic.
On Saturday morning, two additional members tested positive for rapid tests, caucus leaders said.
All three members were fully vaccinated, they added. The caucus leaders did not identify any of the members.
“This is a sober reminder that COVID is still with us, and while vaccines offer tremendous protection, we must still take the necessary precautions,” House Democratic Caucus Speaker Chris Turner said in a statement on Thursday. Saturday. “We are in contact with public health experts in Texas to provide additional guidance. Our group will follow all recommendations from public health experts as we continue our work. “
The Washington Post. Free translation by El Tiempo Latino