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Posted: March 19, 2020

Rep. Sharice Davids (D-Kansas), a citizen of the Ho-Chunk Nation, presides over the U.S. House of Representatives on April 4, 2019.

Rep. Sharice Davids (D-Kansas), a citizen of the Ho-Chunk Nation and one of four tribal citizens in the U.S. House of Representatives, has placed herself in self-quarantine until March 26, 2020, after being in “contact with a fellow member of Congress who recently tested positive for COVID-19.” Davids joins Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, in self-quarantine as the coronavirus spreads in the United States.

Press Release

March 19, 2020

Representative Sharice Davids issued the following statement on the decision to self-quarantine after having contact with a member of Congress who later tested positive for the coronavirus:


“Last week, I had contact with a fellow member of Congress who recently tested positive for COVID-19. In following the guidance I received from the Attending Physician of Congress, and out of an abundance of caution, I will stay home and self-quarantine until March 26.


“I’m thankfully feeling well and have had not experienced any symptoms. The Attending Physician said that I’m at very low risk for contracting COVID-19, as are the people I’ve interacted with recently. But as I’ve said before, we all have a role to play in reducing the spread of this virus, and that means self-quarantining when appropriate.


“In the meantime, I will be teleworking from home and continuing to serve the people of Kansas’ Third District as we respond to this public health crisis. I remain committed to working with our public health officials at all levels of government to keep our community prepared and safe. I urge everyone to follow CDC and local public health guidelines, including practicing good hygiene and social distancing, as we work through this challenge together.”

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