WASHINGTON– Short of going to the medical facility, there isn’t much assistance for typical people if they capture the coronavirus. If a member of Congress agreements COVID-19, they have a special number they can call.
According to an e-mail acquired by HuffPost, the White House has actually produced an “emergency” hotline for congressional legislators must they get ill or have concerns in their districts connected to the coronavirus. The e-mail sent out from the White House to members of Congress keeps in mind that this hotline– which is being manned by former Rep. John Fleming (R-La.), a medical professional– is “ just for emergency situations.”
“ To repeat, this hotline is to be utilized for emergency situation coronavirus-specific concerns and queries,” the e-mail checks out (italics and strong in the original).
If they get ill,
That does not suggest the number is simply to serve legislators. A senior White House official validated to HuffPost that the hotline is suggested for members to ask about emergency situation concerns they may be having in their districts and states. It is likewise a prospective gain access to point to serve them if they do contract the coronavirus.
The e-mail from the White House keeps in mind that this number is to be dispersed to “Members and Senators only,” and consists of a list of company numbers and e-mails for nonemergency concerns.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and 4 House legislators– Mario Díaz-Balart (R-Fla.), Ben McAdams (D-Utah), Joe Cunningham (D-S.C.) and Mike Kelly (R-Pa.)– have currently evaluated favorable for the coronavirus, and a variety of other legislators have gone through self-quarantines over prospective direct exposure. Paul had the ability to get a COVID-19 test regardless of revealing no signs of the infection.
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