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Bolz tests positive for coronavirus after quarantining

Bolz tests positive for coronavirus after quarantining

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Democratic congressional nominee Kate Bolz has tested positive for the coronavirus after quarantining Monday following her fiancé's COVID-19 diagnosis. 

The state senator who's challenging incumbent Republican Congressman Jeff Fortenberry announced her own positive test Wednesday. 

In a statement on Twitter, Bolz said she's grateful for the care she has received and will continue to quarantine while she recovers. 

Bolz's fiancé, Sean Flowerday, the chair of the Lancaster County Board, tested positive Monday. 

Bolz said she will continue campaigning virtually while her staff and volunteers continue working across the district. 

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Federal Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn told Rep. Jeff Fortenberry the FDA will expedite distribution of a new COVID-19 vaccine “as quickly as possible,” but cautioned that FDA is “not going to cut corners” in making the vaccine available. Safety will be the overriding priority, he said during a discussion with the Lincoln congressman.

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Federal Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn told Rep. Jeff Fortenberry the FDA will expedite distribution of a new COVID-19 vaccine “as quickly as possible,” but cautioned that FDA is “not going to cut corners” in making the vaccine available. Safety will be the overriding priority, he said during a discussion with the Lincoln congressman.

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