DES MOINES, Iowa – U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, announced that she tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday. This is the second time she has been ill with COVID-19. She tested positive in November of 2020 shortly after winning her first term to the U.S. House of Representatives.
“(Thursday) afternoon, I began experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms. I took a COVID-19 test and the results were positive. I am fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. I am isolating and following CDC guidance as well as the advice of the Attending Physician, and am currently working remotely in Washington, D.C. My team and I will continue working around the clock for Iowans and I look forward to being back at work, in-person, soon,” she said in a released statement.
Hinson and U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, are the only members of Iowa’s congressional delegation to test positive for COVID-19.
Hinson has encouraged Iowans to be vaccinated for COVID-19, but has strongly opposed the Biden vaccination mandate and has emphasized that Iowans want to see a “light at the end of the tunnel” as they receive their vaccination.