Congressman Lynch tests positive for COVID-19

Congressman Stephen Lynch tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, his office announced.

Lynch is "asymptomatic and feels fine," his communications director Molly Rose Tarpey said in a statement, and he will self-quarantine and vote by proxy in Congress next week. Tarpey said Lynch got a positive test result for the highly infectious virus Friday afternoon after a staffer in his Boston office tested positive earlier in the week.

"Congressman Lynch had received the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine and subsequently received a negative COVID-19 test prior to attending President Biden's Inauguration," Tarpey said. Lynch becomes the second member of the Massachusetts congressional delegation to announce a positive COVID-19 test in as many days following Rep. Lori Trahan, who similarly said Thursday that she was asymptomatic and will self-quarantine.