Utah Rep. Ben McAdams talks about what it's like to have COVID-19

Congressman says he had practiced guidelines
Posted at 11:03 AM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 13:57:40-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- — Utah Rep. Ben McAdams continued to self-quarantine at home Thursday after testing positive for COVID-19.

The Congressman's diagnosis was detailed in a release from his office Wednesday evening.

McAdams said he returned home from Washington DC on Saturday with cold-like symptoms.

After seeing a doctor Sunday, McAdams immediately isolated himself at home.

"I was practicing all of the guidelines that were given to us by the CDC, by Governor Herbert, social distancing, avoiding large groups, as soon as those guidelines came out, I quickly adopted them.

But his symptoms got worse so he was tested and got the positive result back Wednesday.

"One minute I feel fine, a few hours later I feel awful again," McAdams said. "I don't know how long it will be, I isolated to my home but my family has been in the home with me, so my wife and four kids are home-bound, strictly home-bound for a minimum of two weeks."

Until he knows it's safe to end his quarantine, McAdams says he'll work from home in an effort to get Utahns the resources they need during this pandemic.