Congresswoman Gwen Moore tests positive for COVID-19 after attending Milwaukee mayor inauguration
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, April 13.
"Today, I was experiencing very mild symptoms associated with COVID-19. I got tested as a precaution and tested positive for COVID-19. I'm following guidance from my doctors and quarantining," Moore said in a tweet on Wednesday.
Moore attended the inauguration of Mayor Cavalier Johnson Wednesday morning.
CBS 58's crew covering the event noticed she wore a face covering, except when she was speaking at the podium.
On Thursday, April 14, Moore clarified on social media that she didn't start experiencing symptoms until after the event in Milwaukee.
Moore tweeted that she started with a scratchy and irritated throat when she got home, but thought it was from public speaking. She developed a runny nose after.
When I got home, I thought my throat was scratchy and irritated because of the public speaking and my busy schedule, but I also developed a runny nose, so I got tested. (2/4)— Rep. Gwen Moore (@RepGwenMoore) April 14, 2022
"I love my community and would never put my family, constituents, or staff in danger by attending an event, such as the mayor’s inauguration, when I felt sick. I continue to wear a mask in public settings, even when it’s not required," Moore tweeted on Wednesday.
Johnson told CBS 58 he did not come in close contact with Moore during the event. He said he will be taking a COVID-19 test out of precaution, and encourages everyone who attended the event to do the same.
"I certainly wish her well," Johnson said.
Governor Tony Evers sat near Moore at the inauguration.
"The governor tested negative this morning and is experiencing no symptoms. He is proceeding with his events as scheduled today and will wear a mask as much as possible as an additional, precautionary measure," the Wisconsin governor's communication director Britt Cudaback said in an email to CBS 58 on Thursday.
Moore said her symptoms are mild and she is quarantining at home.
She also tested positive in December 2020.