Over 100 members of Congress were quickly moved to secure locations during the insurrection of the United States Capitol. Three of those people have now tested positive for COVID, but there is no way to know precisely where they were exposed.
Representative Brad Schneider announced that he tested positive for COVID on January 11, 2021, after the insurrection. He says that he is worried because he has already exposed his wife. Furthermore, he says that he is furious at the anti-maskers who refused to wear masks when authorities forced everyone to huddle together. Schneider says that he feels fine and has had no symptoms.
Representative Pramila Jayapal of Washington announced on January 10, 2021, that she had tested positive for the virus. She blames Republican members of the United States House of Representatives who refused to wear a mask, even when offered one. She says that she was huddled together with about 24 other lawmakers during the insurrection. She spoke out that she was a supporter of any member of the United States House of Representatives to receive a fine if they did not wear a mask. Since her comments, Pelosi has made this a rule with members being fined up to $2,500 for not wearing one. Jayapal also says that she believes the Sergeant of Arms should immediately remove anyone refusing to wear one.
The first member to announce that they were positive after January 6, 2021, was Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey. She says she is experiencing minor cold-like symptoms. Coleman had already received her first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.
Everyone wishes these members well, but it does seem odd that they all belong to the same political party. All are currently in quarantine.