Three afloat vaccinated members of the Texas House Democratic Caucus person tested affirmative for COVID-19, the delegation said Saturday.
One of the members received a affirmative effect Friday and informed the caucus. Members and unit took accelerated tests and each were negative.
On Saturday morning, 2 much members tested affirmative connected a accelerated test, the caucus said.
Chairman Chris Turner (D-Grand Prairie) said the caucus is pursuing each guidance and protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"This is simply a sober reminder that COVID is inactive with us, and though vaccinations connection tremendous protection, we inactive indispensable instrumentality indispensable precautions," Turner said. "We are successful interaction with nationalist wellness experts successful Texas to supply further guidance. Our caucus volition travel each recommendations from nationalist wellness experts arsenic we proceed our work."
The caucus did not merchandise immoderate further accusation astir which members tested affirmative and asked that the privateness and idiosyncratic wellness of the members beryllium respected.
More than 50 Texas Democrats left the authorities Monday for Washington, D.C. Their lack leaves the House without quorum and incapable to walk immoderate bills successful the peculiar legislative league including sweeping voting legislation.
Opponents of House Bill 3 and Senate Bill 1 accidental provisions successful the bills represent elector suppression, portion supporters support it is designed to heighten predetermination integrity.
House Speaker Dade Phelan (R) said his squad has reached retired to Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner Dr. John Hellerstedt for guidance connected protocols for radical exposed to COVID-19 aft receiving the vaccine.
"Kim and I widen our prayers for information and wellness for the members of the Texas House Democratic Caucus who tested affirmative for COVID-19 portion successful Washington, D.C.," Phelan said successful a written statement.
Phelan has demanded that House Democrats instrumentality to Austin to proceed the peculiar session.