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Rep. Cheri Bustos self-isolates after positive COVID-19 test

The western Illinois Democrat, who was re-elected earlier this month to a fifth term in the U.S. House, said she is feeling well despite the diagnosis.

Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., said in a statement Monday, “Consistent with medical advice, I will be working remotely from my home in (Moline) until cleared by my physician.”
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MOLINE, Ill. — Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced Monday she has tested positive for COVID-19, which has triggered mild symptoms.

The western Illinois Democrat said she is feeling well despite the diagnosis.

“I have been in contact with my medical provider and, per CDC guidance, am self-isolating,” Bustos said in a statement. “Consistent with medical advice, I will be working remotely from my home in (Moline) until cleared by my physician.”

According to Bustos, everyone she has been in contact with have been notified of her status.

Bustos, 59, was re-elected earlier this month to a fifth term in the U.S. House, defeating Republican challenger Esther Joy King for the 17th District seat. Her win came after an eleventh-hour $1 million expenditure for her by the House Majority PAC, which is aligned with House Democratic leaders.