Merkley Experiences Late Rebound COVID-19

PORTLAND, OR – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement after re-testing positive for COVID-19:

“After recovering and feeling better, some COVID symptoms have returned and I again tested positive. This is occurring in a modest percent of folks who used Paxlovid and is referred to as ‘COVID-19 rebound.’

“I am following CDC guidelines to isolate and will return to in-person work as soon as I am able.

“This is yet another reminder that the virus is evolving and changing, and we all must be diligent to stay one-step ahead. We know the best ways to mitigate the spread: getting vaccinated and boosted, wearing masks, and isolating and testing when you know you have been exposed.”