Newly elected Florida congressman tweets he has tested positive for Covid-19

Rep.-elect Carlos Gimenez of Florida announced Friday evening that he and his wife tested positive for Covid-19 Thursday and are self-isolating in their home.

Carlos A. Giménez wearing a suit and tie

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“After several negative tests, both Lourdes and I tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday. We are both feeling good and experiencing no symptoms at this time,” Gimenez said in a statement.

“I will continue attending New Member Orientation virtually and preparing our office to serve the people of Florida’s 26th Congressional District from Westchester to Key West until I can resume my normal schedule. I am extremely grateful for all of the incredible health care workers who are tirelessly dedicated to their patients.”

Prior to flipping a south Florida House seat earlier this month, Gimenez, a Republican, was the mayor of Miami-Dade County. He defeated Democratic Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell.

His diagnosis follows a growing number of lawmakers from both parties and

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With voting behind us, elected officials must get to work on housing

Habitat for Humanity: With voting behind us, elected officials must get to work on housing

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ATLANTA, Nov. 4, 2020

ATLANTA, Nov. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — While ballots are still being counted, Habitat for Humanity is telling members of Congress to keep their foot on the gas by returning to Washington to take urgent action on housing stability and investment. Studies show that 30-40 million people in the U.S. are at risk of eviction and the risk of foreclosures and bankruptcy have “sharply increased,” with housing protections set to expire on New Year’s Eve.

Today through its Cost of Home national advocacy campaign, Habitat is outlining a set of immediate priorities for the current Congress to undertake to provide immediate housing relief, including mortgage and rental payment assistance that will help stave off a looming eviction and foreclosure crisis, which would disproportionately impact communities of color. The CDC’s

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