At least seven people, including two U.S. senators, who had attended Saturday’s Rose Garden ceremony announcing Amy Coney Barrett as President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee have since tested positive for the coronavirus.

Among the roughly 150 guests at the event were eight Republican senators: either close allies of the president or members of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will hold confirmation hearings for Barrett.

Here is what we know about the statuses of the GOP senators who attended on Saturday:

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.): She has tested negative, according to an aide.

Sen. Mike Crapo (Idaho): A spokesman said Crapo tested negative.

Sen. Deb Fischer (Neb.): A spokeswoman said Fischer has taken a coronavirus test and expects her results on Sunday. She currently has no symptoms.

Sen. Josh Hawley (Mo.): Unclear.

Sen. Mike Lee (Utah): He tested positive for the virus after experiencing symptoms similar to allergies, according to a statement from him. He will isolate for 10 days from getting his positive diagnosis.

Sen. Kelly Loeffler (Ga.): She has tested negative, according to an aide.

Sen. Ben Sasse (Neb.): Sasse was most recently tested on Friday and was negative, a spokesman said. But he will undergo more tests and work remotely from Nebraska, where he drove himself home after the Senate concluded its business for the week. He plans to return to Washington on Oct. 12.

Sen. Thom Tillis (N.C.): Tillis tested positive on a rapid antigen test, the senator said in a statement. He is asymptomatic and will isolate at home for 10 days.

The Washington Post


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