The Georgia Republican, facing a runoff that could determine control of the United States Senate, remains in quarantine.

U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler’s most recent coronavirus test came back negative, but her campaign said she will be quarantined on Sunday at least until she gets another negative result.

The Georgia Republican faces a runoff election against Democrat Raphael Warnock in one of the two Senate races on January 5th.

Loeffler completed a rapid COVID-19 test on Friday night, which came back positive the day after her campaign with Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Senator David Perdue, another Georgia Republican who is also facing a runoff election.

A test on Saturday was inconclusive and the test on Sunday was negative, Loeffler’s campaign said.

“As a precaution, she will continue to self-isolate and retest, hopefully with consecutive negative test results. We will share these results as they become available. She will continue to speak to medical experts, ”said Stephen Lawson, spokesman for the Loeffler campaign.

According to Loeffler’s campaign, she has had no COVID-19 symptoms and is following guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to which she isolates and informs people she has had direct contact with.

Loeffler faces Democrat Warnock in January – one of two races that determine which party has control of the Senate. The other race is with Perdue and the Democrat Jon Ossoff.

If a Republican wins either race, the party retains control of the US Senate.

Perdue said before Loeffler’s negative test was announced on Sunday that he would stay home as he waited for Loeffler’s results. Pence employees have not stated whether he has been tested for COVID-19 since a campaign with Loeffler or whether he is planning to isolate.

Loeffler has held several rallies in the last few weeks, where many people were in a confined space and many spectators did not wear masks.


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