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Senator Chuck Grassley tests positive for coronavirus

Senator Grassley is 87 years old

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Sen. Chuck Grassley on June 17, 2020
Sen. Chuck Grassley on June 17, 2020
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Updated: November 17, 2020 - 6:04pm

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Iowa GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley said Tuesday evening that he's tested positive for the coronavirus, after announcing earlier in the day that he was exposed to the contagion.

“This morning, I learned that I had been exposed to the coronavirus. I received a COVID-19 test and immediately began to quarantine. While I still feel fine, the test came back positive for the coronavirus. I am continuing to follow my doctors’ orders and CDC guidelines," the 87-year-old Grassley said in statement, according to KCCI.com. 

"I’ll be keeping up on my work for the people of Iowa from home. I appreciate everyone’s well wishes and prayers, and look forward to resuming my normal schedule when I can. In the meantime, my offices across Iowa and in Washington remain open and ready to serve Iowans,” Grassley said.

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