Grijalva “warned the attending physician (Capitol) last night that he had tested positive for Covid-19,” his communications director, Geoff Nolan, told CNN on Saturday.
In a statement Saturday, Grijalva appealed to Republicans who do not wear masks in the building, citing the events of the week.
“While I can’t directly blame anyone for that, this week has shown that there are some MPs in Congress who don’t take this crisis seriously,” he said. “Numerous Republican members regularly travel around the Capitol without a mask to make a selfish political statement at the expense of their comrades, staff, and families.”
Nolan said Grijalva is currently asymptomatic and “is feeling good and just resting.”
Grijalva will be quarantined at his home in the Washington area and some of the employees who have been with him during the week will also be tested, Nolan added. He noted that Grijalva wears a mask every day at the Capitol.
On the Senate side, Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia announced in May that he and his wife had tested positive for coronavirus antibodies. In late March, Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky was positive, but has since recovered.