Senator Kelly Loeffler of Georgia, a Republican who is campaigning in a high-stakes runoff election that might decide management of the Senate, is isolating “out of an abundance of warning,” a marketing campaign spokesman stated Sunday, after a collection of coronavirus assessments delivered combined messages about whether or not she had contracted the illness. The newest outcomes confirmed that she had examined adverse.
According to Stephen Lawson, a marketing campaign spokesman, a speedy test Ms. Loeffler took Friday morning got here again adverse, however a second test she additionally took that morning — a polymerase chain response, or P.C.R., test, which is thought-about extra correct — returned a optimistic end result on Friday night.
In between her receipt of the 2 conflicting test outcomes, Ms. Loeffler attended campaign-related occasions on Friday, together with a rally with Vice President Mike Pence and Senator David Perdue of Georgia, Mr. Lawson stated.
Ms. Loeffler, 49, acquired one other P.C.R. test on Saturday morning. But it was “inconclusive,” Mr. Lawson stated of the outcomes, which got here in Saturday night. On Sunday afternoon, Mr. Lawson issued one other assertion saying that the senator’s “beforehand inconclusive P.C.R. outcomes had been retested in a single day and the outcomes fortunately got here again adverse.”
He added: “Out of an abundance of warning, she’s going to proceed to self-isolate and be retested once more to hopefully obtain consecutive adverse test outcomes. We will share these outcomes as they’re made accessible. She will proceed to discuss with medical consultants and observe C.D.C. pointers.”
Ms. Loeffler has notified these with whom she had sustained contact whereas she awaits additional test outcomes, he stated.
“She has no signs and she’s going to proceed to observe C.D.C. pointers by quarantining till retesting is conclusive, and an replace might be offered at the moment,” Mr. Lawson stated.
Ms. Loeffler has held latest occasions with distinguished Republicans, together with Mr. Pence, Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Mr. Perdue, who is additionally engaged in a runoff election that might decide management of the Senate. Mr. Perdue is remaining at residence till extra particulars are recognized concerning the well being standing of Ms. Loeffler.
“Senator Perdue will stay at residence till Senator Loeffler receives affirmation of her test outcomes,” John Burke, a Perdue marketing campaign spokesman, wrote in a textual content message Sunday.
Mr. Perdue, 70, has encouraged people to wear masks to assist cease the unfold of the coronavirus. But he has additionally appeared at rallies the place individuals didn’t put on masks. A Friday tweet from Ms. Loeffler features a image that exhibits the 2 senators in an indoor setting with out masks.
A spokesman for Mr. Pence, Devin O’Malley, stated that “as he awaits a confirmatory test from Senator Loeffler, Vice President Pence is in common session with the White House Medical Unit and might be following C.D.C. pointers as he has in different circumstances when he has been a detailed contact.”
The final time Mr. Pence was deemed a detailed contact was final month when his chief of workers, Marc Short, examined optimistic.
Mr. Pence continued to marketing campaign then, with the White House saying that he was performing “important” duties that exempted him from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pointers calling for individuals to quarantine for 14 days after publicity to the virus.
Ms. Loeffler, a businesswoman who is the Senate’s richest member, was briefly appointed to her Senate seat late final yr. She faces the Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock, a Democrat, in an election on Jan. 5, when Georgia voters will even resolve between Mr. Perdue and his opponent, Jon Ossoff, a Democrat.