Hundreds of Guard members who poured into Washington after the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol have tested positive for Covid-19 or are quarantining in nearby hotels.
Already, hundreds of Guard members who poured into Washington, D.C., after the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol have tested positive for Covid-19 or are quarantining in nearby hotels, three Guard sources said. Guard leadership has declined to release an official number of positive cases, but troops and lawmakers alike worry that the deployment is becoming a superspreader event.
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38 Capitol officers and 150 National Guardsmen test positive for COVID-19
Thirty-eight members of the U.S. Capitol Police force and about 150 National Guard members have tested positive for COVID-19 since responding to the deadly attack on the Capitol earlier this month, officials told CBS News.
More than 25,000 National Guard troops were deployed to Washington, D.C., in the wake of the attack, and photos showed the guardsmen resting in close quarters inside the Capitol building. More than half of the guardsmen will return home in the coming days
Excerpt from CBS.