A Washington staffer for Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, in what’s believed to be the first confirmed case of covid-19 on Capitol Hill, her office announced Wednesday night.“The individual has been in isolation since starting to have symptoms,” the office said in a public notice. “On the advice of the Attending Physician, the senator has closed her Washington, D.C. office this week for deep cleaning and staff will be teleworking.” According to the notice, the infected Senate staffer, who has not been publicly identified, “had no known contact with the senator or other members of Congress.” “The senator is requesting that testing be done on any other staffers who have been in contact with the individual and show symptoms,” her office said.A spokesperson for Cantwell did not immediately return a request for comment early Thursday.The first diagnosed case of covid-19 on Capitol Hill was announced on a day packed with coronavirus news: The World Health Organization officially declared the virus a global pandemic and President Trump announced that he was restricting travel to the United States from Europe (but not the United Kingdom) for 30 days, beginning Friday at midnight.The notice comes as Public


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