Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, 87, tweeted that his COVID-19 test came back positive. Earlier, he stated that he intends to isolate himself after possible contact with an infected person.
“I have tested positive for coronavirus,” Grassley wrote. – I will follow the directions of doctors and the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and will continue to quarantine. I feel myself good. I will continue to work for the benefit of Iowa residents from home. Thank you all for your good wishes and prayers and look forward to returning to my usual schedule in the near future. “
As interim President of the Senate, Grassley is a high-ranking Republican in the House.