DES MOINES — U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley tweeted Monday that he continues “feeling good” after testing constructive for COVID-19 final week and plans to be again at work subsequent week within the Senate.
Grassley, 87, has indicated he’s isolating at his dwelling within the Washington, D.C., space on account of a constructive coronavirus take a look at Nov. 17, and his workers experiences anybody who could have been doubtlessly uncovered by the senator “has been notified and beneficial to comply with CDC and different public well being pointers.”
Nevertheless, Grassley spokesman Michael Zona didn’t reply questions on how contract tracing had indicated the senator grew to become uncovered.
“No replace on that,” Zona mentioned in an e mail.
“Figuring out with certainty how an infection occurred is extraordinarily troublesome. And speculating can be irresponsible, particularly if it concerned divulging details about a personal citizen’s private well being. That might be extremely inappropriate for a authorities workplace,” Zona added in a later e mail response.
Earlier than the Nov. three election, Grassley was campaigning for Republican candidates, together with becoming a member of Gov. Kim Reynolds, U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst and then-U. S. Home District 1 candidate Ashley Hinson on Nov. 2 in Cedar Rapids. Ernst and Hinson, who had been on the poll, received election.
Hinson introduced Nov. 12 she had contracted COVID-19. She remoted at dwelling, and late final week mentioned she had accomplished her isolation and has been cleared to journey.