Senator Kelly Loeffler of Georgia, a Republican who’s campaigning in a high-stakes runoff election that would decide management of the Senate, is isolating after receiving each a destructive and constructive take a look at for the coronavirus on Friday after which receiving an inconclusive consequence on Saturday, a marketing campaign spokesman stated.
Ms. Loeffler has worn masks whereas interacting with folks, however was indoors and unmasked amongst unmasked crowds at an occasion on Thursday. She wore a masks whereas greeting voters who lined as much as meet her.
On Friday morning, she took two coronavirus checks, in response to her marketing campaign spokesman, Stephen Lawson.
A type of was a fast take a look at, which got here again destructive, and Ms. Loeffler “was cleared to attend” occasions on Friday, together with a rally with Vice President Mike Pence and Senator David Perdue of Georgia, Mr. Lawson stated. However the second take a look at, a polymerase chain response, or P.C.R., take a look at — which is taken into account extra correct — got here again with a constructive consequence after her occasions on Friday night, he stated.
Ms. Loeffler, 49, obtained one other P.C.R. take a look at on Saturday morning. However it was “inconclusive,” Mr. Lawson stated of the outcomes, which got here in Saturday night.
The senator adopted C.D.C. pointers by notifying these with whom she had had sustained contact whereas she awaits additional take a look at outcomes, he stated.
“She has no signs and she’s going to proceed to observe C.D.C. pointers by quarantining till retesting is conclusive and an replace can be offered at the moment,” Mr. Lawson stated in a press release.
Ms. Loeffler has held latest occasions with outstanding Republicans, together with Mr. Pence, Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Mr. Perdue, who can also be engaged in a runoff election that would decide management of the Senate. Mr. Perdue is remaining at dwelling till extra particulars are recognized concerning the well being standing of Ms. Loeffler.
“Senator Perdue will stay at dwelling till Senator Loeffler receives affirmation of her take a look at outcomes,” wrote John Burke, a Perdue marketing campaign spokesman, in a textual content message Sunday.
The Loeffler marketing campaign didn’t present an replace on her standing Sunday morning. Mr. Perdue, 70, has encouraged folks to put on masks to assist cease the unfold of the coronavirus. However he has additionally appeared at rallies the place folks didn’t put on masks. A Friday tweet from Ms. Loeffler features a image that exhibits the 2 senators in an indoor setting with out masks.
A spokesman for Mr. Pence, Devin O’Malley, stated that “as he awaits a confirmatory take a look at from Senator Loeffler, Vice President Pence is in common session with the White Home Medical Unit and can be following C.D.C. pointers as he has in different circumstances when he has been a detailed contact.”
The final time Mr. Pence was deemed a detailed contact was final month, when his chief of employees, Marc Quick, examined constructive.
Mr. Pence continued to marketing campaign then, with the White Home saying that he was performing “important” duties that exempted him from Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention pointers calling for folks to quarantine for 14 days after publicity to the virus.
Ms. Loeffler, a businesswoman who’s the Senate’s richest member, was briefly appointed to her Senate seat late final yr. She faces the Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock, a Democrat, in an election on Jan. 5, when Georgia voters may also resolve between Mr. Perdue and his opponent, Jon Ossoff, a Democrat.