Greenfield campaign pauses tour after staffers make contact with person who tested positive for COVID-19

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The campaign tour for Theresa Greenfield, the Democrat candidate for Senate of Iowa, has paused after staffers made contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, according to her campaign.

The campaign’s communications director Sam Newton said the campaign has required masks and social distancing at all of their events, including Greenfield being tested often.

Upon the advice of medical professionals, they are temporarily apsuing their RV tour, including events Wednesday.

While Newton said Greenfield recently tested negative, she is getting tested again to be safe.

When the campaign gets test results and their “absolutely certain it’s safe,” they will get back to their tour.

Read the full statement from her campaign below:

“We’ve learned that some members of our campaign came into contact with someone last week who subsequently tested positive for coronavirus. While masks and social distancing measures are required at all of our in-person events, our campaign is temporarily pausing our RV tour, including today’s events, at the advice of medical professionals in order to take appropriate precautions to ensure we protect the health and safety of Iowans and our team. Theresa regularly gets tested for COVID-19 and recently tested negative, but she’s getting tested again to be safe. She is eager to get back on her GOTV tour once we get test results and we’re absolutely certain it’s safe to do so, which is hopefully very soon.”

Theresa Greenfield Communications Director Sam Newton

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