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House members may have been exposed to Covid-19 when they went into hiding during Wednesday riots at the U.S. Capitol, Congress’ attending physician wrote in a letter to members and staffers Sunday.

“Many members of the House community were in protective isolation in [a] room located in a large committee hearing space,” Dr. Brian Monahan said, adding, “During this time, individuals may have been exposed to another occupant with coronavirus infection.”

He advised members to keep up their “usual daily coronavirus risk reduction measures,” such as social distancing and symptoms checks. He said they should also get tested for the virus as a precaution.

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