Three fully vaccinated members of the Texas delegation tested positive for Covid-19, the state’s Democratic Committee said on Saturday.
The first positive test result came on Friday evening when a member of the parliamentary group announced that it had the coronavirus.
“Caucus members and staff carried out a quick test that was all negative,” said a statement from the House.
But on Saturday morning, two more fully vaccinated members reported positive test results. The names of the three people have not been published.
The group said it will follow the current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which state that fully vaccinated people exposed to the virus should not take extra precautions unless they show symptoms.
“The House Democratic Committee follows all CDC policies and protocols,” Chairman Chris Turner said in a statement.
“This is a sober reminder that Covid is still with us, and while vaccinations offer tremendous protection, we still need to take the necessary precautions. We are in contact with public health experts in Texas for additional advice, ”he added. “Our caucus will follow all recommendations from public health experts as we continue our work.”
Part of the delegation had meetings this week with Senator Joseph Manchin, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Vice President Kamala Harris. It is not clear whether any of the members who tested positive attended the meetings.