Put Daivd Perdue in quarantine just a few days before the end

“This morning, Senator Perdue was informed that he had come into close contact with someone on the campaign who tested positive for COVID-19,” the campaign said in a statement. “Both Senator Perdue and his wife tested negative today, but according to his doctor’s recommendations and in accordance with CDC guidelines, they will be quarantined. The senator and his wife have been tested regularly throughout the campaign, and the team will continue to test CDC. guidelines. Further information will be provided if available. “

Perdue is campaigning against Democrat Jon Ossoff. Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler is also running her U.S. Senate seat in Georgia against the Democratic Rev. Raphael Warnock to complete. The election day for those races is Tuesday, January 6th.

If the Democrats win both seats, they will take control of the Senate again next year, with a 50-50 draw broken by incoming Vice President Kamala Harris. Both President-elect Joe Biden and President Donald Trump are expected to fight in Georgia in the coming days.

Perdue’s statement did not say how long he would be in quarantine.