U.S. Rep. Ron Wright, R-Arlington, has examined optimistic for the coronavirus, he stated in an announcement Thursday afternoon.
Wright, 67, who was hospitalized in September as a consequence of problems from most cancers remedy, stated in an announcement that he’s been in quarantine since Friday and “will proceed to quarantine till my medical doctors and medical professionals give me the okay to return to work.”
Earlier this week, Wright introduced that quickly after returning to Texas following the Home vote to question then-President Donald Trump, he discovered that he and several other members of his employees had come into contact with a person who had the virus. Wright didn’t attend President Joe Biden’s inauguration, and stated in an announcement on the time he was “watching from my dwelling in Arlington.”
Wright, a former tax assessor-collector for Tarrant County who first took workplace in 2019, stated he’s experiencing minor signs.
A spokesperson for Wright advised The Texas Tribune the congressman was not but vaccinated, however had plans to take action in “the close to future.”
“I really feel okay and can proceed working for the folks of the sixth District from dwelling this week,” Wright stated in an announcement. “I encourage everybody to maintain following CDC pointers and wish to thank all of the medical professionals on the entrance traces who combat this virus head-on each single day.”
To be clear, this isn’t Wright’s first brush with the virus. He examined damaging in March after experiencing a excessive fever and different flu-like signs.
A number of state leaders have examined optimistic for the virus because the pandemic started. The primary statewide elected official to publicly affirm a optimistic coronavirus take a look at was Texas Supreme Court docket Justice Debra Lehrmann in Could. Different state lawmakers, together with Rep. Tony Tinderholt, Sen. Kel Seliger and outgoing Home Speaker Dennis Bonnen have examined optimistic. Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller additionally examined optimistic in early December.