On Sunday, May 10, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) announced he would self-quarantine for 14 days after a member of his staff tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Instead of returning to D.C., Alexander will work remotely from Tennessee. He chairs the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.
Ballotpedia tracks politicians and government officials who have been diagnosed or tested for coronavirus, or become quarantined.
As of May 12, we have tracked:
• Six federal officials diagnosed with coronavirus, and 39 federal officials quarantined
• Thirty state officials diagnosed with coronavirus, and 67 state officials quarantined
To see a history of these announcements, click here.