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Congresswoman Gwen Moore tests positive for COVID-19

Gwen Moore
Posted at 9:45 PM, Apr 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-15 12:28:04-04

Congresswoman Gwen Moore announced Wednesday she tested positive for COVID-19.

“Today, I was experiencing very mild symptoms associated with COVID-19. I got tested as a precaution and tested positive for COVID-19," Moore said in a statement. "I am following guidance from my doctors and quarantining. Please remain vigilant against COVID-19 by wearing a mask, getting vaccinated, and practicing social distancing when possible.”

Moore attended Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson's inauguration. Gov. Tony Evers, Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley and others attended the swearing in. Moore wore a mask during the swearing in ceremony and embraced Evers as she was walking up to speak.

Moore was set to host a press conference Thursday to announce her legislation to expand Medicaid to include doulas and midwives. The legislation is in response to the maternal health crisis by increasing access to patient-centered care for mothers, according to a news release. The event has since been canceled.

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