BANGOR – Maine’s senior senator is home, in self-quarantine.
Sen. Susan Collins said she was working in Washington D.C. when a Kentucky senator was the first in congress to test positive for coronavirus. That was around March 22.
She later drove back to Maine and has been working out of her home.
“I don’t think that I do but one of my colleagues was diagnosed with COVID-19, Rand Paul, so just out of extra caution I’m avoiding going to the grocery store, for example,” Collins said. “I’ll soon be out of the quarantine status.”
Collins said she feels fine and is still walking her dog around the neighborhood, but is avoiding all public gatherings.
She added she has not stopped working and is using video software to keep in touch with constituents, staff and others on Capitol Hill.