Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) confirmed that a former staffer who worked on Trump’s impeachment investigation, and who left his staff 10 days ago, has tested positive for the coronavirus.
“We have received notice that a former staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result we consulted with the House Attending physician and will be acting on their recommendations,” Schiff’s said in a statement.
“Medical professionals believe that my former staff member likely contracted the virus after leaving the office, but we will still be taking additional precautions over the next few days. The former staffer is feeling better and no current staff have reported any flu-like symptoms at this time.”
“Even prior to receiving this notification, we had postponed my district events and meetings, and requested that my staff telecommute from home for the foreseeable future out of an abundance of caution,” the statement continued, concluding, “I will provide additional updates, as warranted, in the coming days.”
Daniel Goldman was counsel to the House Intelligence Committee during the impeachment said:
“My #COVID19 test came back positive. I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of support. It means a lot to my family and me,” “I am almost back to 100%. I’m lucky enough not to fall in the vulnerable category and, for me, it was just like the flu.”
I was informed that a former staffer who left our office 10 days ago has tested positive for COVID-19.— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) March 15, 2020
Although doctors believe the staffer contracted the virus after leaving my office, I'm taking additional distancing precautions, including postponing meetings and teleworking: pic.twitter.com/EfwsDo1BZG
FINAL UPDATE (thread): My #COVID19 test came back positive.
I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of support. It means a lot to my family and me.
I am almost back to 100%. I’m lucky enough not to fall in the vulnerable category and, for me, it was just like the flu. 1/— Daniel Goldman (@danielsgoldman) March 15, 2020