U.S. Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer, probably the most senior Democrat within the chamber, has examined optimistic for the coronavirus and has very delicate signs, a spokesperson mentioned on Sunday.
“The Chief is absolutely vaccinated and double boosted, and has very delicate signs,” the assertion mentioned. “In step with the CDC steerage, Chief Schumer will quarantine this week and work remotely.”
The Senate, which is cut up evenly between the Democrats and Republicans with the Vice President casting a tie-breaking vote when wanted, is because of return on Monday following a two-week recess.
“Even when he’s not bodily within the Capitol, by means of digital conferences and his trademark flip cellphone he’ll proceed along with his strong schedule and stay in close to fixed contact along with his colleagues,” the assertion mentioned.
(Reporting by Costas Pitas in Los Angeles; Enhancing by Christopher Cushing and Sam Holmes)