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Rep. Ashley Hinson tests positive for COVID-19

By: - January 14, 2022 10:18 am

Rep. Ashley Hinson, IA-01. (Photo courtesy of Iowa Legislature)

U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson tested positive for COVID-19, she announced Friday morning.

“Yesterday afternoon, I began experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms,” Hinson said in a statement. “I took a COVID-19 test and the results were positive.”

Hinson, a Republican, said she is fully vaccinated and boosted, and she intends to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance on isolation. She will be working remotely in D.C. until she is cleared to return to the Capitol.

“My team and I will continue working around the clock for Iowans and I look forward to being back at work, in-person, soon,” Hinson said.

Hinson has had COVID before: She tested positive for the virus in November 2020, soon after she was elected to represent Iowa’s 1st District.

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Katie Akin
Katie Akin

Katie Akin is a former Iowa Capital Dispatch reporter. Katie began her career as an intern at PolitiFact, debunking viral fake news and fact-checking state and national politicians. She moved to Iowa in 2019 for a politics internship at the Des Moines Register, where she assisted with Iowa Caucus coverage, multimedia projects and the Register’s Iowa Poll. She became the Register’s retail reporter in early 2020, chronicling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Central Iowa’s restaurants and retailers.