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Nebraska Congressman Fortenberry diagnosed with COVID-19

Published: Jan. 18, 2022 at 3:25 PM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Nebraska Rep. Jeff Fortenberry’s office said Tuesday that the congressman has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Fortenberry, who represents the state’s first district in the U.S. House of Representatives, said in his statement Tuesday that he will vote this week by proxy while recuperating and working from home.

“Though I have been vaccinated and took every precaution to avoid infection, I have contracted a moderate case of COVID-19. Per House protocol, I will be recuperating and working from home, and will vote by proxy. As always, my excellent team is ready and available to serve the needs of all Nebraskans.”

Rep. Jeff Fortenbery, Neb-1st Dist.

In what the congressman called “an odd coincidence,” he surveyed his constituents about the inconvenience of COVID-19 last week.

Nebraska Rep. Jeff Fortenberry posted these results to his recent COVID-19 survey on his...
Nebraska Rep. Jeff Fortenberry posted these results to his recent COVID-19 survey on his website on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.(Office of Rep. Jeff Fortenberry)

Find these and other survey results on Fortenberry’s website.

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