UPDATED: Capito tests negative following COVID exposure

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito has been notified that she has been exposed to a individual that has tested positive for COVID-19. The senator has tested negative, but will follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and the recommendations of the Capitol Attending Physician and quarantine for 14 days.

Senator Capito released the following statement:

“This morning, I was made aware that I came into contact with an individual who tested positive for coronavirus. Within minutes of being notified, I immediately contacted the Capitol Attending Physician and was tested. That test came back negative. Despite my negative coronavirus test result, I will be following CDC recommendations and the advice of the Capitol Attending Physician and will be quarantining for 14 days as a precaution.”