DES MOINES, Iowa – The office of U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, announced that a member of her team that accompanied her on her tour of Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District last week began experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and tested positive on Tuesday.
They said Axne upon learning about her team member having symptoms entered a precautionary self-quarantine and plans to receive a COVID-19 test soon. A spokesperson for the congresswoman said she is currently not experiencing any symptoms.
Axne’s office reiterated that last week’s events implemented strict COVID-19 protocols including face masks for every attendee, as well as, social distancing at every stop. They also said everyone who attended events with the staffer present was contacted earlier and will update them with this new information.
“The Congresswoman is participating in the regular business of the U.S. House of Representatives remotely this week – casting her vote and attending hearings virtually and continuing her work for Iowa’s Third District while observing proper health protocols,” her office said.