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Ohio House Staffers Sent Home After Aide Tests Positive for COVID-19

It's unknown how many people may have been exposed

An untold number of Ohio House staff have been placed on administrative leave, after a legislative aide tested positive this week for COVID-19.

Taylor Jach, a spokeswoman for House Speaker Larry Householder, said the aide, assigned to a House Republican, has been sent home, as has anyone determined through contact tracing to have been within six feet of the aide for more than 15 minutes. She declined to say how many employees were affected.

“We have initiated deep cleaning of the impacted employees’ work spaces and the common areas, and we are following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” Jach said.

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