“Senator Loeffler followed CDC guidelines by notifying those she had direct contact with while she awaited further test results,” added Lawson. “She has no symptoms and will continue to quarantine CDC guidelines until the retest is complete and an update is provided at that point.”
Loeffler’s campaign events were scrutinized for failing to comply with CDC guidelines. In particular, the Senator has held indoor events that were mostly mask-free, including a final week with Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).
Loeffler, who was named to her seat earlier this year following the resignation of Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), Joins seven other senators who contracted the virus earlier this year and two other senators who are positive have been tested for coronavirus antibodies. Just this week, Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) Made positive diagnoses.
The two runoff elections in Georgia are expected to determine which party controls the Senate in January. As a result, Loeffler and her counterpart, Senator David Perdue (R-Ga.), Kept a busy schedule crossing the Peach State. Perdue faces up against Democrat Jon Ossoff, who is seeking a second six-year term in the Senate.