Illinois Rep. Brad Schneider Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Mr Schneider has become at least the third House Democrat to announce a COVID-19 infection since the lockdown.(AP: Ashlee Rezin Garcia)

U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Deerfield, tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday after receiving the results of a test taken Monday at the suggestion of the House attending physician, according to a press release from his office.

Schneider said in the release he is not experiencing any symptoms at this time.

Though Schneider did not say in the release where or when he was exposed to the disease, he was in close quarters with dozens of his House of Representative colleagues, some not wearing masks, for several hours on Jan. 6 when the Capitol was attacked by a violent mob.

“I am now in strict isolation, worried that I have risked my wife’s health and angry at the selfishness and arrogance of the anti-maskers who put their own contempt and disregard for decency ahead of the health and safety of their colleagues and our staff,” Schneider said.

A person can test positive between two and 14 days after exposure which means he could have contacted the disease during Wednesday’s events, according to the Centers for Disease Control website.

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SOURCE: Chicago Tribune, Steve Sadin