Rep. Drazan: Capitol outbreak requires time to quarantine, vaccinate

By Oregon Republican House Leader Christine Drazan,

Leader Drazan recommends legislators return home to quarantine after positive COVID-19 case confirmed on the House floor

SALEM, Ore. – House Republican Leader Christine Drazan (R-Canby) released the following statement upon learning that an individual who was on the Oregon House floor last week tested positive for COVID-19:

“First and foremost, I hope that the individual who tested positive makes a speedy and full recovery. We all knew that this outcome was possible, which is why we have taken additional precautions since the start of this session to minimize risks for individuals who must be in the building.

Out of an abundance of caution, my immediate recommendation is for legislators and staff to minimize the risk of an outbreak in Oregon’s capitol by returning home and quarantining for 10-14 days from the date of possible exposure per OHA’s recommended guidelines and schedule testing. There are several elected members from the House with underlying conditions who have not had the opportunity to vaccinate yet.

We need to do everything we can to keep everyone in the building safe.”