Senate Committee Hearing on Reopening America Hits Snag When Staff Member Tests Positive for Covid-19

So they will be planning on reopening everything while quarantining at home so that they don’t get exposed. We’re living in a really bad SNL sketch:

This coming Tuesday, there’s a Senate Health Committee hearing to discuss reopening American schools and businesses. All the key personnel at that hearing — including the Senator who chairs the committee and the expert witnesses — are self-quarantining after recently being exposed to someone who tested positive for Covid-19, and will be appearing by videoconference.

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), who has chaired the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions since 2015, is self-quarantining at home in Tennessee after a staff member tested positive, according to a statement released by his office on Sunday.

According to the statement, the unnamed staff member “is recovering at home and is doing well.”

After consulting with the Senate’s attending physician, Alexander decided to remain home in Tennessee and self-quarantine for 14 days.