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Rep. Fleischmann Tests Positive for COVID-19

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U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann says he is experiencing mild symptoms of COVID-19 and is isolating after testing positive for the novel coronavirus on Sunday.

Fleischmann, a Republican from Chattanooga, said he had been quarantining himself since last Wednesday, when he learned his roommate, a representative from Florida, had tested positive. In a statement, Flesichmann said he was feeling okay and plans to continue working while in self-isolaton. The congressman is keeping in touch with a physician.

“I again, want to urge all Americans to continue to wear masks, practice proper hygiene, and follow CDC guidance as we work to combat COVID-19,” the congressman said.

Fleischmann took office in January 2011 and is currently in his sixth term. His district includes Anderson, Roane, Monroe, Union, Campbell and other East Tennessee counties.