PORTLAND, Ore. – One of Oregon’s U.S. Senator’s health is still rebounding after testing for COVID-19 last week.
Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement after re-testing positive for COVID-19:
“After recovering and feeling better, some COVID symptoms have returned and I again tested positive. This is occurring in a modest percent of folks who used Paxlovid and is referred to as ‘COVID-19 rebound.’
“I am following CDC guidelines to isolate and will return to in-person work as soon as I am able.
“This is yet another reminder that the virus is evolving and changing, and we all must be diligent to stay one-step ahead. We know the best ways to mitigate the spread: getting vaccinated and boosted, wearing masks, and isolating and testing when you know you have been exposed.”