MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) received a positive rapid antigen test result for COVID-19 on Monday, according to a press release from her office. She believes she was exposed during protective isolation in the U.S. Capitol building as a result of insurrectionist riots on January 6. As reported by multiple news outlets, a number of members within the space ignored instructions to wear masks.

“I received a positive test result for COVID-19, and am home resting at this time. While I am experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms, I remain in good spirits and will continue to work on behalf of my constituents," said Watson Coleman in a tweet.

Watson Coleman is in quarantine as she awaits the PCR test result. She 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 for the purposes of continuity of government operations.

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By late afternoon Monday, Watson Coleman's office announced that "on my doctor's advice I'm on my way to a local hospital for monoclonal antibody treatment."

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