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Capitol Hill riot could prove to be COVID-19 superspreader event, experts say

ABC News, Jan. 9, 2021

January 9, 2021

Capitol Hill riot could prove to be COVID-19 superspreader event, experts say

Experts also said they are worried about COVID-19 spreading to lawmakers or their staff, many of whom were barricaded in close proximity as the mob churned outside their office doors. … “Anyone who spent 15 or more minutes within 6 feet of Rep. LaTurner should consider themselves as a potential exposure, and should therefore quarantine for 10 days,” said Andrew Noymer, a professor of public health at University of California, Irvine. “In some ways, the whole US of A is one giant superspreader event at the moment.”