Athens Congressman self-quarantining as COVID precaution

Texas House colleague is coronavirus positive

Jody Hice, the 10th District Republican who represents most of Athens in the US House, says he will be under wraps for the next two weeks, self-quarantining after having contact with Texas Republican Louis Gohmert, who announced earlier this week that he has tested positive for coronavirus. Hice says he is, so far, symptom-free.

From Tia Mitchell, AJC…

Hice announced Thursday that he is in a two-week quarantine as a precaution after spending time in the vicinity of a colleague who is being treated for symptoms of COVID-19.

“I’m feeling fine and I haven’t experienced any symptoms but, after consulting with medical professionals, I will be taking precautionary steps to work remotely and social distance from folks for the next two weeks,” Hice, a Republican from Monroe, said in a news release. “I wish everyone a speedy recovery, and I look forward to seeing them in person in 15 days.”

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, a friend and colleague of Hice’s, announced Wednesday he had been diagnosed with the coronavirus after experiencing symptoms. Hice said he was also in recent contact with a second person who tested positive for COVID-19.

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.

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