UPDATE: BATON ROUGE, La. (8/31/2020) — U.S. Senator Bill Cassiday, M.D. (R-LA) announced on Monday, August 31, that he has recovered from COVID-19.
According to his office, Sen. Cassidy followed CDC guidelines and isolated for 10 days. He also did not show any more symptoms 24 hours before leaving his isolation.
“I thank everyone for their concern and prayers. I was lucky and blessed,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Now the focus is Hurricane Laura recovery and relief and addressing Coronavirus for others.”
Sen. Cassidy will not begin normal congressional activity.
ORIGINAL: WASHINGTON (Press Release) (8/20/2020) – Upon being notified last night that he’d been exposed to an individual with coronavirus, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) was tested today for COVID-19.
That test was positive.
Cassidy contacted his physician and is strictly adhering to all CDC recommendations, including quarantining for 14 days and notifying those with whom he may have come into contact.
“I am strictly following the direction of our medical experts and strongly encourage others to do the same,” said Dr. Cassidy.