Contact Us
Middlesex Daily Voice serves Edison, New Brunswick, North / South / East Brunswick, Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, Piscataway, Sayreville & Woodbridge
Return to your home site

Menu

Middlesex Daily Voice serves Edison, New Brunswick, North / South / East Brunswick, Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, Piscataway, Sayreville & Woodbridge

Nearby Sites

  • Ocean
    serves Barnegat, Berkeley, Brick, Jackson, Lacey, Lakewood, Little Egg Harbor, Manchester, Stafford & Toms River
  • Monmouth
    serves Freehold, Howell, Long Branch, Manalapan, Marlboro, Middletown & Neptune
  • Mercer
    serves East Windsor, Ewing Township, Hamilton Township, Hightstown, Hopewell, Lawrence, Pennington, Princeton, Robbinsville, Trenton, West Windsor & Windsor
  • Morris
    serves Boonton, Chatham, East Hanover, Jefferson, Kinnelon, Madison, Montville, Morris, Morristown, Parsippany-Troy Hills, Pequannock, Randolph, Rockaway, Roxbury & Washington Township
  • Union
    serves Berkeley Heights, Clark, Cranford, Elizabeth, Hillside, Linden, Plainfield, Rahway, Union & Westfield
  • Essex
    serves Belleville, Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Montclair, Newark, Nutley, Verona & West Orange
  • Somerset
    serves Bernardsville, Bridgewater Township, Franklin Township, Hillsborough Township, Manville, Montgomery Township, North Plainfield, Raritan, Somerville & Watchung
News

COVID-19: NJ Congresswoman Ushered To Safe Room During Capitol Riots Tests Positive

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman
Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman Photo Credit: BonnieRep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (Facebook)

A New Jersey congresswoman said she tested positive for COVID-19 after being ushered to a "safe room" where several people refused to wear masks during last week's protests at the U.S. Capitol, helmed by supporters of President Donald Trump.

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12) said on Monday she was at home resting with mild, cold-like symptoms after receiving a positive Coronavirus test.

"Following the events of Wednesday, including sheltering with several colleagues who refused to wear masks, I decided to take a Covid test," she said. "I have tested positive.

"I remain in good spirits and will continue to work on behalf of my constituents."

The Capitol's attending physician warned there was a possible risk of COVID-19 and urged people to get tested.

Watson previously received the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, which has been made available to members of Congress, the Supreme Court, and Executive Branch agencies.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.