UPDATE: Sherrill announced she had tested negative and says her husband is doing much better.
I’m thankful to report that I tested negative for #COVID19 today. I think my husband is starting to get to the other side of this, and my family and I continue to pray for all the New Jerseyans and Americans who are dealing with this very real threat every day.
— Rep. Mikie Sherrill (@RepSherrill) April 7, 2020
Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement on her family testing positive for COVID-19:
“This week, my husband was tested and diagnosed with COVID-19. After developing symptoms myself, and speaking to my doctor, I have scheduled a test.
“My work on behalf of our district, the fight to protect and provide our doctors, nurses, and first responders with critical personal protective equipment, and my commitment to deliver relief for our workers and small businesses remains my top priority.
“I cannot stress enough how important it is that we all follow the recommendations of the CDC and the ‘stay at home’ order that is in place. The road ahead for New Jersey is going to be a hard one, so now more than ever, we must take care of each other and work together so that we can end this crisis.”