Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said on Tuesday that he would self-quarantine after exposure to the coronavirus.
“I learned today that I’ve been exposed to the coronavirus. I will follow my doctors’ orders and immediately quarantine as I await my test results," Grassley said in a statement.
Grassley added that he was "feeling well" and asymptomatic but that "it’s important we all follow public health guidelines to keep each other healthy.”
Grassley, 87, is the latest GOP senator to announce they would quarantine after exposure to an individual with the coronavirus. Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) announced over the weekend that he was going to quarantine due to the coronavirus; Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) was also in quarantine but is returning to the Capitol on Tuesday.
Grassley's absence is the latest curveball to the GOP effort to confirm Judy Shelton to the Federal Reserve board.