“My experience and the experience of my staff underscore the need for a national testing strategy with a consistent way to get fast and accurate results. This level of anxiety and uncertainty is untenable,” Hayes wrote.
The Democratic freshman, who is only the last member of Congress to pass the test, said he would be quarantined for 1
Hayes is one of at least 12 other members of parliament from both parties who previously said they had tested positive for coronavirus dating back to the early days of the pandemic. Dozens of lawmakers had to be quarantined or screened for exposure to the virus.
The House Sergeant also issued an additional set of rules, as instructed by Pelosi, requiring tiling in all House office buildings.
Other precautions by the House to limit the spread of the virus include the use of virtual hearing technology and a form of remote voting for members who are unwilling or unable to travel, but there has been no stable testing regime on Capitol Hill.
This story has been updated.