Connecticut’s second district representative, Joe Courtney, announced Sunday night he has tested positive for COVID-19. Courtney released an emailed statement in which he said last week he had been inadvertently exposed to someone who later tested positive. He himself isolated, and tested negative shortly after that exposure, but then began to experience symptoms. A second test came back positive. “I’ve got a lot of confidence in my treating doctor and in my team—our work for eastern Connecticut will continue as always, and I’ll keep performing my duties in a safe, remote fashion while isolated at my home,” he went on in the statement. “This experience reinforces my strong belief that right now, we need to be doing our part to help our communities by listening to the experts at the CDC—we’ve got to remain vigilant about wearing masks, social distancing, and the basic essentials like washing our hands frequently.” Courtney is the second Connecticut congressional representative to

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