Senator Kelly Loeffler of Georgia, a Republican who can determine control of the Senate, campaigning in a high-stakes-up election, is splitting on Friday after receiving both negative and positive tests for coronovirus and Then on Saturday one is getting inconclusive results. A campaign spokesman said.
Ms. Loeffler is wearing a mask while interacting with people, but was indiscriminately indoors and unaware at an event on Thursday. He wore a mask greeting the voters, who stood up to meet him.
According to his campaign spokesman Stephen Lawson, on Friday morning he underwent two coronovirus tests.
One of them was a rapid test, which returned negatively, and Ms. Loeffler was cleared on Friday to “participate in events,” including an assembly Along with Georgia Vice President Mike Pence and Senator David Perdue, Mr. Lawson said. But the second test, a polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, test – believed to be more accurate – came back with a positive result after its events on Friday evening, he said.
Ms. Loeffler, 49, was tested once again on Saturday morning and received “inconclusive” results on Saturday evening, Mr. Lawson said.
The senator followed the CDC guidelines and informed those with whom he had contact while he waited for further test results.
Ms. Loeffler has held recent events with prominent Republicans, including Mr. Pence, Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, and Mr. Perdue, who are also engaged in a runoff election that could determine control of the Senate.
“Lawson said in a statement,” he has no symptoms and will continue to follow the CDC’s guidelines until retirement is decided and an update will be provided at that time. “
A spokesman for Mr. Pence, Devin O’Malley, said, “As he awaits a confirmatory trial from Senator Loeffler, Vice President Pence is in regular consultation with the White House Medical Unit and they follow CDC guidelines in other circumstances When he has been in close contact. “
The last time Mr. Pence was deemed a close contact last month was when his Chief of Staff Mark Short tested positive.
Mr Pence continued to campaign when the White House said he was performing “essential” duties that exempted him from the Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines for 14 days after exposure to the virus Used to ask people to quarantine.
Ms. Loeffler, a businessman who is the richest member of the Senate, was temporarily appointed to her Senate seat late last year. He was elected in an election on 5 January by Rev. Drs. Rafael ji Warnock, a Democrat, faces when Georgia voters will also decide between Mr. Perdew and his opponent, John Ossoff, a Democrat.
Ested W. Herndon contributed reporting.