Sen. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerLoeffler isolating after possible COVID-19 infection Sunday shows preview: Biden transition, COVID-19 spike in spotlight Outside groups flood Georgia with advertising buys ahead of runoffs MORE (R-Ga.) is self isolating after a possible COVID-19 infection, her campaign said Saturday night.
Stephen Lawson, a spokesperson for her campaign, said in a statement that Loeffler took two tests Friday morning, including a rapid test that was negative, and she was cleared to attend two campaign events with Vice President Pence.
After her events, she was told that a polymerase chain reaction test (PCR) came back positive, the spokesman said. The senator was retested on Saturday and the results were “inconclusive,” Lawson said.
“Senator Loeffler followed CDC guidelines by notifying those with whom she had sustained direct contact while she awaits further test results,” Lawson said. “She has no symptoms and she will continue to follow CDC guidelines by quarantining until retesting is conclusive and an update will be provided at that time.”
Loeffler is facing reelection against Democratic challenger Rev. Raphael Warnock in a runoff on Jan. 5. The race is one of two that will determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.
Recently, she’s held joint events with Sen. David PerdueDavid PerdueOutside groups flood Georgia with advertising buys ahead of runoffs Cheney, top GOP lawmakers ask Trump campaign for proof of election fraud Michigan lawmakers say they will follow ‘normal process’ following Trump meeting MORE (R-Ga.), who is facing his own critical runoff against Jon Ossoff (D), and campaigned with Sen. Tom CottonTom Bryant CottonLoeffler isolating after possible COVID-19 infection More conservatives break with Trump over election claims Warnock hit by Republicans over ‘cannot serve God and the military’ comment MORE (R-Ark.). Her campaign events have drawn large crowds where not many people wear masks and socially distance, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.
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Late last month, Loeffler tested negative for the virus after two of her staffers tested positive.