One member of the state’s Congressional delegation is now self-quarantining after coming into contact with a fellow congressman who tested positive for COVID-19.
Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-Allegheny) told KDKA on Wednesday that he will be self-quarantining at home for fourteen days after he was in close contact at the capitol with Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), who tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday morning. Reschenthaler said that he is “feeling fine” and will work from home, while he is self-quarantining.
Reschenthaler serves alongside Gohmert on the House Judiciary Committee and said he was with the Texas Congressman following a hearing on Tuesday.
The Allegheny County Republican isn’t the first member of the state’s congressional delegation to self-quarantine after coming into contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19.
Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Lackawanna) self-quarantined for two weeks in March after coming into contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient. Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Butler) tested positive for COVID-19 in late March. Kelly has since recovered, although he told KDKA in an interview in late April after his recovery that he lost 30 pounds and said that the virus was “tough to get through.”
Congressman @GReschenthaler @reschenthaler is self-quarantining at home in Peters after being exposed to #COVID19 from @LouieGohmertTX1 who tested positive. I spoke to the congressman last night who says he feels fine and will work from home for two weeks. @KDKA pic.twitter.com/RMqw0tVKyS
— Jon Delano KDKA (@JonDelano) July 30, 2020