Richmond recently traveled to Atlanta for a campaign event on Tuesday for the Senate presidential election in Georgia, where he was joined by President-elect Joe Biden.
Bidenfield said on Thursday that he had undergone a PCR test for Covit-19 and that no virus had been detected.
“Richmond’s contacts with the president’s were open, concealed, and the total was less than 15 minutes, the deadline for the CDC’s close contact,” Beddingfield said.
According to Beddingfield, the congressman went to Georgia, not with those elected president.
Richmond is expected to be isolated for 14 days, and Beddingfield said he must test negative for two PCR tests before returning to any personal work in Congress or change.
Richmond developed symptoms Wednesday and underwent a quick test, which came in positive, according to Beddingfield. On Thursday, Richmond underwent a PCR test, according to their standard protocol, which also turned out to be positive.
After Beddingfield’s quick test was positive, the interim team immediately began contacting him and stated that “he was determined by CDC to be in close contact with two persons, both of whom were not Biden, Warnock or Osaf employees.” Both individuals have been notified and self-isolated, he said.
Last month, the Biden change committee announced that Richmond would join Fiden’s White House and step down from the House seat he has held since 2011. The Congressman said he would resign from his seat before Jan. 20, Biden’s inauguration.
Richmond was a former leader of the Black Caucus in Congress and co-chaired Biden’s presidential campaign. He was an early supporter of Biden’s presidential campaign and a loyal vehicle on the campaign trail.
The congressman is currently chairman of the Black Caucus Foundation of Congress and serves on the House Ways and Means Committee. He is a member of the New Democratic Alliance and serves as the House Democratic aide to the majority Korata.
This story is updated with additional information about Richmond and his positive test results.