Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) is quarantining following inconclusive COVID-19 test results on Saturday evening, a day after she campaigned with Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) ahead of the battleground state’s Senate runoff elections in January.
On Sunday, Loeffler campaign spokesperson Stephen Lawson said that Loeffler was cleared for campaigning after rapid test results were negative for COVID-19. However, Loeffler’s PCR test on Friday were positive for COVID-19, which came after she attended public events that day, according to Lawson.
Lawson said that Loeffler was retested on Saturday morning, and her results were “inconclusive.”
“Senator Loeffler took two COVID tests on Friday morning. Her rapid test results were negative and she was cleared to attend Friday’s events,” Lawson said in a statement on Sunday. “She was informed later in the evening after public events on Friday that her PCR test came back positive, but she was retested Saturday morning after conferring with medical officials and those results came back inconclusive on Saturday evening.”
According to Lawson, Loeffler adhered to CDC guidelines by notifying “those with whom she had sustained direct contact” while she awaits further test results.
Loeffler has no symptoms and will continue complying with CDC guidelines by quarantining “until retesting is conclusive.”
In a campaign update later Sunday, Lawson said that Loeffler’s previously inconclusive PCR results were retested overnight and the results came back negative. Loeffler will continue quarantining “out of an abundance of caution.”
“She will continue to self-isolate and be retested again to hopefully receive consecutive negative test results,” Lawson said. “We will share those results as they are made available. She will continue to confer with medical experts and follow CDC guidelines.”
In addition to her campaign event appearance with Pence and Perdue in Georgia on Friday, Loeffler has hosted several rallies in recent weeks to largely maskless crowds indoors. Loeffler, however, has worn masks while greeting attendees.