Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has tested positive for COVID-19, her office said in a statement on Sunday.
“She is experiencing symptoms and recovering at home,” the statement said. “The Congresswoman received her booster this fall and encourages everyone to get their booster and follow CDC guidelines.”
The CDC recommends that Americans who test positive for COVID-19 and develop symptoms isolate for at least five full days. After those five days, the CDC says that people can stop isolating if they are “fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and your other symptoms have improved.”
The CDC says that “If an individual has access to a test and wants to test, the best approach is to use an antigen test towards the end of the 5-day isolation period. Collect the test sample only if you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and your other symptoms have improved.”
COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the country, with an average of nearly 700,000 new cases reported per day, according to the CDC.
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is far from the first member of Congress to contract COVID — Sens. Warren and Booker also announced they’d tested positive not too long ago.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez probably was seen in Florida last week partying it up.