Rep. Newhouse tests positive for COVID-19

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Fourth District U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a Facebook post this afternoon, Newhouse said he began feeling a little run down Tuesday so was tested and the results came back last night confirming he had the virus.

“My symptoms remain mild, and I am following CDC guidelines,” Newhouse said. “I am quarantining and will continue to serve the people of Central Washington from home.”

Newhouse was elected to his fourth term in Congress in November, receiving more than 66 percent of the vote.

The 4th District covers a wide swath of Central Washington that includes Douglas, Grant and Okanogan counties.