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.