WASHINGTON DC (77WABC) – Just six days after testing positive for Covid-19, U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, a Milwaukee Democrat, traveled to Washington, D.C., to attend Sunday’s vote on the speaker of the house. Speaker Nancy Pelosi narrowly won reelection with 216 votes after a tight election on Sunday.
Moore’s spokesperson did not respond directly when asked if Moore had tested negative for COVID-19 before traveling. Moore wrote in a tweet that her quarantine period was over and she was cleared to travel.
Thank you all for the well wishes. I am feeling good! My quarantine is over and I am medically cleared to travel and work on behalf of Wisconsin’s Fourth Congressional District.
— Rep. Gwen Moore (@RepGwenMoore) January 3, 2021
The congresswoman announced on Twitter on Dec. 28 that she had tested positive for COVID-19 while encouraging others to take safety measures to prevent its spread.
I tested positive for COVID-19. I am following guidance from my doctor and am isolating from others. I am thankful to be feeling well. And I do not foresee this disrupting my work for Wisconsin’s Fourth.
— Rep. Gwen Moore (@RepGwenMoore) December 28, 2020
Moore did not say when she tested positive for the virus. According to the CDC, a person should quarantine for at least ten days after a positive test and you can stop self isolating after a negative test result at the conclusion of those ten days.
After stopping quarantine, you should:
- Watch for symptoms until 14 days after exposure.
- If you have symptoms, immediately self-isolate and contact your local public health authority or healthcare provider.
- Wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet from others, wash your hands, avoid crowds, and take other steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
CDC continues to endorse quarantine for 14 days and recognizes that any quarantine shorter than 14 days balances reduced burden against a small possibility of spreading the virus.