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Sen. David Perdue to quarantine due to COVID exposure

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Posted at 3:35 PM, Dec 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-31 15:43:44-05

ATLANTA, Ga. (WTXL) — In a statement released Thursday, the campaign of Sen. David Perdue announced that the senator came into close contact with someone on the campaign who tested positive for COVID-19. He and his wife will now quarantine.

The full statement from the campaign is below.

This morning, Senator Perdue was notified that he came into close contact with someone on the campaign who tested positive for COVID-19. Both Senator Perdue and his wife tested negative today, but following his doctor's recommendations and in accordance with CDC guidelines, they will quarantine. The Senator and his wife have been tested regularly throughout the campaign, and the team will continue to follow CDC guidelines. Further information will be provided when available.
Sen. Perdue Campaign Team

Sen. Perdue is currently scheduled to host an election night party with Republican running mate Sen. Kelly Loeffler.