Rep. John Yarmuth Self-Quarantines After Contact with Positive Patient

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  — Congressman John Yarmuth, D-KY 3rd District, announced he is self-quarantining after coming in contact with a person who has tested positive for coronavirus.

He issued the following statement:

“Late yesterday, I was informed that, one week ago, I was in the presence of an individual who has since tested positive for COVID-19. This individual displayed no obvious symptoms at the time of our contact. Upon learning this, and after consult with my doctor, I made the decision to stay at home and will self-quarantine for the remainder of this week’s District Work Period. I have been tested and am awaiting results. As I telework from home this week, I will continue to stay in touch with Federal, State, and local officials as we all work to combat this pandemic. I continue to urge all members of the public to practice social distancing and follow all Centers for Disease Control and Kentucky Department for Public Health guidelines to keep yourselves, your families, and others safe.”