The coronavirus has hit close to home again for Rep. Mikie Sherrill.
In a press statement sent out a little after 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, it was announced Rep. Sherrill is self-quarantining following a positive COVID-19 test from the family’s childcare provider.
“We received news that our childcare provider received a positive COVID-19 test,” Sherrill said in a press statement. “Luckily, everyone in our family has tested negative, however, we will be quarantining according to CDC guidelines.”
A spokeswoman for Sherrill said that 14 day quarantining started Oct. 17, the same day the childcare provider’s positive test result came back as positive. The test for Sherrill and her family was conducted the same day.
This is the second time Sherrill has quarantined in the last seven months. In April, Sherrill’s husband, Jason Hedberg, tested positive for the virus. Her test came back negative that time as well.
A Montclair resident, Sherrill and her husband have four children.
The congresswoman, seeking a second term in the House of Regrepeastives, is engaged in a battle with GOP challenger Rosemary Becchi to serve New Jersey’s 11th congressional district.
Sherrill is scheduled to hold two virtual town halls on Oct, 20 and Oct. 27.