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Sen. Thom Tillis tests positive for COVID-19

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) says a rapid antigen test came back positive for COVID-19. (Gray DC)
Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) says a rapid antigen test came back positive for COVID-19. (Gray DC)
Published: Oct. 2, 2020 at 8:57 PM EDT
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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) announced Friday a rapid antigen test came back positive for COVID-19.

Tillis says he has no symptoms and feels well.

Tillis previously received a test last Saturday, when he visited the White House for President Trump’s announcement nominating Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. He was one of several Republican senators in attendance.

Tillis is up for reelection in November. On Thursday night, Tillis participated in a debate with his Democratic opponent, Cal Cunningham. Tillis' campaign released a statement Friday saying they have notified Cunningham’s campaign of Tillis' test results.

“The Tillis campaign staffers who were exposed to the Senator this week will now quarantine and will receive tests in the coming days. Our Charlotte campaign headquarters is now closed and we are halting all in-person campaign events until further notice. Additionally, we are reaching out to any individuals who may have come into contact with Senator Tillis during the campaign events we held this week,” the statement said.

In a tweet Friday night, Tillis urged people exposed to coronavirus, or displaying symptoms, to “call your doctor, self-isolate, and get tested.”

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