Member of CT House of Reps. tests positive for coronavirus


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A member of the Connecticut House of Representatives has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a joint letter Thursday, Connecticut House of Representative leaders wrote that one of their colleagues had tested positive for the highly-contagious virus.

While the individual did not get sick until Sunday, which according to public health officials is outside the window of which we should be concerned, everyone should still exercise caution.

Our hearts, prayers and wishes go to our colleague and their family at this time.

– Rep. Joe Aresimowicz and CT House Leaders

The Representative was identified later Thursday evening as Rep. Jane Garibay. She serves Hartford County.

She says she did not get sick until Sunday. Public Health officials say this is outside the window of concern, but everyone is exercising caution.

In a statement she said she is self-quarantining and “resting comfortably at home.”

The House was in session for a bonding bill vote last week. It appears Rep. Garibay may have been present along with many other lawmakers and the capitol press corps.

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