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Lee attends Barrett hearings following COVID-19 diagnosis

Doctor cleared Lee from isolation in letter shared by Senator
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Posted at 8:57 AM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 12:02:20-04

WASHINGTON — Utah Sen. Mike Lee (R) attended today's confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett in Washington despite recently being diagnosed with COVID-19.

Lee announced Oct. 2 he had tested positive for COVID-19 following a trip to the White House.

Lee posted a letter from the Attending Physician of the United States Congress Monday morning saying he was cleared from having to quarantine, enabling him to attend the hearings.

"Based upon current CDC guidelines, you have met criteria to end COVID-19 isolation for those with mild to moderate disease." wrote Dr. Brian P. Monahan.

It's unclear if Lee was tested prior to appearing in the Capitol Building on Monday.

Lee was seen wearing a mask upon his arrival to the hearing, but removed it during his opening statement.