Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman receives positive coronavirus test following Jan. 6 Capitol lockdown

Bonnie Watson Coleman

U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman announced on Monday that she has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Congresswman from Ewing decided to get tested after the lockdown during the Capitol riot on Jan. 6. Watson Coleman believes she was exposed during protective isolation in the U.S. Capitol building. A number of members of Congess who were in protective isolation together ignored instructions to wear masks.

“I received a positive test result for COVID-19, and am home resting at this time,” Watson Coleman said. “While I am experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms, I remain in good spirits and will continue to work on behalf of my constituents.”

Watson Coleman previously received the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID19 vaccine, which has been made available to members of Congress, the Supreme Court, and Executive Branch agencies.