SACRAMENTO — California Senator Brian W. Jones received news when returning to Sacramento Wednesday morning that he had tested positive for coronavirus, the senator announced on Twitter. The California Senate postponed a 10 a.m. floor session Wednesday after the news came that someone within the capitol had tested positive.
According to an email sent earlier in the day, senators were told to remain at home and those who were already in the capitol should remain secluded in their offices. All senators were instructed to work remotely.
The news comes at a time when both the assembly and the Senate are in the middle of the final week of the 2020 legislative session. During this time, lawmakers typically meet all day to finalize remaining bills.
(1/2) Senator Brian Jones today, upon his return to Sacramento this week for the end of Session, received news that he has tested positive for COVID-19. He will be taking additional tests to recheck the results and to rule out possibility of a false-positive result.
— Brian W. Jones (@SenBrianJones) August 26, 2020
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