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Senator Ron Johnson tests positive for COVID-19

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(WKOW) -- Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson (R) has tested positive for coronavirus.

According to release from his communications director, Johnson spent 14 days in quarantine after learning he had been exposed to someone with COVID-19 on Sept. 14. He tested negative twice during that quarantine.

Johnson returned to Washington Sept. 29 and shortly after was exposed to an individual who has since tested positive.

He was tested Friday and the test has since come back positive.

On a phone call with reporters Saturday morning, Johnson said he's feeling healthy and not experiencing symptoms.

"I was surprised. Again, I've taken a lot of COVID tests over the last several weeks because I've been on Air Force One, Air Force Two, I've greeted the vice president, I've been with the president, so I thought this was just another routine to make sure the test would come back negative," Johnson said.

He plans to remain isolated until given an all-clear. The senator's office will go all-virtual for the immediate future. Most of the staff had already been working remotely.

Johnson is the third GOP senator to test positive since Friday.

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