RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Rep. Don Beyer announced today that he is self-quarantining after being in contact with a friend who has tested positive for COVID-19.
In a series of tweets, Beyer, who represents Virginia's 8th congressional district in Northern Virginia, said that his friends symptoms began shortly after he and his wife had contact with them on February 28.
This afternoon my wife Megan and I were contacted by the Virginia Department of Health about the illness of a friend who tested positive for COVID-19 after dining with us. They told us the timeline of his infection began shortly after our contact on February 28. 1/ pic.twitter.com/ct37gVii1w
— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) March 10, 2020
"At the request of the public health officials, I will self-quarantine to ensure that I do not pass on any potential illness to others. In the 10 days since that dinner neither of us has shown symptoms, and we understand that the probability that we have an infection is low," Rep. Beyer wrote.
Beyer said that his office will be closed for public business until Monday when advisers say he can return.