Mikie Sherrill has tested negative for COVID-19.
The congresswoman from the 11th District said last week that her husband had tested positive for the virus, prompting her to say she would be tested herself.
And that test was negative, Sherrill said as she began a tele-town hall late this afternoon.
“My family and I are doing fine,” she said.
The congresswoman last week 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.”
Sherrill is the third New Jersey congressmember to announce exposure to COVID-19. CD5 Rep. Gottheimer tested negative, following a self-quarantine. CD3 Rep. Kim tested negative as well, after coming in contact with Florida Rep. Diaz-Balart, the first member of Congress to test positive for the virus.