Sen. Rob Portman isolating after testing positive for COVID-19 Monday night

CINCINNATI — Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) announced Tuesday morning he’s isolating after testing positive for COVID-19.

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Portman said the positive result came after he took an at-home test Monday night in preparation for returning to Washington D.C. Despite the positive test, Portman said he’s feeling fine.

“I am asymptomatic and feel fine. I have been in contact with the Attending Physician and my personal doctor. I am following their medical advice and following CDC guidelines and isolating for the recommended five days,” Portman said in an emailed statement.

Portman said the positive test will force him to work remotely this week but it will force him to miss out on voting in the Senate while he works remotely.

We’ll update this story as we learn more.

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