The office of U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn, announced Sunday night that a member of his staff has tested positive for COVID-19.
The staff member is recovering at home and doing well, according to a news release.
While Alexander is showing no symptoms and tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday, May 7, he consulted his attending physician and has decided not to return to Washington D.C. "out of an abundance of caution," according to a statement form his office and David Cleary, chief of staff.
Alexander will self-quarantine in Tennessee for 14 days, and almost of all his other staff in Washington D.C. who have been working from home will not need to self-quarantine, the release states.
Alexander will still chair the senate health committee hearing on Tuesday morning by video conference. The witnesses in the hearing will be Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Robert Redfield, Dr. Brett Giroir and Dr. Stephen Hahn.