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Senator David Perdue quarantining after close contact with coronavirus-positive individual

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The memo:

  • U.S. Senator David Perdue is quarantining after close contact with someone on the campaign who subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Perdue and his wife have tested negative.

U.S. Senator David Perdue’s (R-GA) campaign on Thursday released a statement advising that he is currently quarantining.

“This morning, Senator Perdue was notified that he came into close contact with someone on the campaign who tested positive for COVID-19,” the campaign explained.

The statement continued, “Both Senator Perdue and his wife tested negative today, but following his doctor’s recommendations and in accordance with CDC guidelines, they will quarantine. The Senator and his wife have been tested regularly throughout the campaign, and the team will continue to follow CDC guidelines.”

Further information was not immediately available.

The runoff election will be held on Tuesday. Perdue is being challenged by Jon Ossoff, while U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) faces Raphael Warnock.

Perdue on Wednesday completed the 100th stop of his Win Georgia, Save America bus tour with a visit to Hiawassee. Prior to the quarantine announcement, his campaign had outlined that he would achieve stop No. 125 of the runoff tour before the polls closed on January 5.

Sean Ross is the editor-in-chief of The Georgia Memo and Yellowhammer News. You can reach him via email at Sean@GeorgiaMemo.com