CEA members are sending well wishes to the family of Congresswoman Jahana Hayes today after she announced that her husband, a Waterbury police detective, has tested postive for COVID-19.
In a statement, Hayes said that her husband “seems to be healthy and asymptomatic” and that she has tested negative. “Out of an abundance of caution, and in keeping in line with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, my family and I will be quarantining at home for the next 14 days and self-monitoring for symptoms. I will continue working remotely, talking with constituents and community leaders, and communicating daily with colleagues as we work on the next relief package to combat the health and economic crisis that our country is in.”
CEA President Jeff Leake said, “We are sending positive thoughts to Jahana and her family and wish her husband Milford a speedy recovery. We are very fortunate to have first responders like him who are risking their health during this crisis.”
“While some are clamoring to return to Washington to conduct in-person business, this test result in my own family has reinforced that we still have a ways to go,” Hayes said. “There is still real danger in a premature return to regular order for Congress and the country, without appropriate precautions.”