3 Vaccinated Members of Texas House Democratic Caucus Test Positive for COVID-19

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Three afloat vaccinated members of the Texas House Democratic Caucus person tested affirmative for COVID-19, the delegation said Saturday.

One of the members received a affirmative effect Friday and informed the caucus. Members and unit took accelerated tests and each were negative.

On Saturday morning, 2 much members tested affirmative connected a accelerated test, the caucus said.

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Chairman Chris Turner (D-Grand Prairie) said the caucus is pursuing each guidance and protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"This is simply a sober reminder that COVID is inactive with us, and though vaccinations connection tremendous protection, we inactive indispensable instrumentality indispensable precautions," Turner said. "We are successful interaction with nationalist wellness experts successful Texas to supply further guidance. Our caucus volition travel each recommendations from nationalist wellness experts arsenic we proceed our work."

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The caucus did not merchandise immoderate further accusation astir which members tested affirmative and asked that the privateness and idiosyncratic wellness of the members beryllium respected.

Texas Democrats left the authorities Monday for Washington, D.C. Their lack leaves the House without quorum and incapable to walk immoderate authorities including sweeping voting authorities that opponents accidental would represent elector suppression. Supporters of Senate Bill 1 accidental it is designed to heighten predetermination integrity.

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