January 11, Bonnie Watson Coleman, a Democrat from New Jersey, said that she tested positive for COVID-19 after the riots in the U.S. Congress. Coleman also revealed that she had been vaccinated against the first dose of the coronavirus.
January 6 A large number of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Congress. Coleman and several lawmakers hid in a hidden place. A live video showed that some lawmakers were distributing masks, but some lawmakers refused to wear them.
Congressional physician Brian Monaghan warned that the lawmakers who had taken refuge at the time were likely already exposed to the virus, and health officials and experts warned that the riots were likely to become a super-spreading event.