U.S. Rep. Kelly Armstrong tests positive for the coronavirus

September 27, 2021 GMT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s only congressman is in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19.

U.S. Rep. Kelly Armstrong said in a Twitter post Sunday that he had been experiencing mild coronavirus symptoms and took a test which came back positive.

The 44-year-old Republican congressman says he has been vaccinated.

“I have been fully vaccinated since January, and I am taking all precautions and recovering at home in North Dakota. I have been advised by my doctor to quarantine for ten days,” Armstrong wrote.

Armstrong said he has contacted friends in Congress and will be casting his votes this week by proxy, as Capitol Hill gears up for a busy week that includes a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure package.

“Unfortunately, I am not going to be able to be in D.C. next week,” Armstrong wrote. “However, the votes we are taking are simply too important to miss, so I have reached out to friends in Congress and I will be casting my votes by proxy.”