January 16, 2021

Rep. Lou Correa Test Positive For COVID-19

"I now join more than 200,000 Orange County residents who have been diagnosed with the virus."

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Lou Correa (CA-46) announced he tested positive for COVID-19 and released the following statement: 

Rep. Lou Correa said, “Yesterday, I tested positive for COVID-19. I now join more than 200,000 Orange County residents who have been diagnosed with the virus. I will be responsible and self-quarantine — away from my family — for the recommended time.

“In my community, everyone knows someone affected. COVID-19 has hit us hard, and for months, families have struggled while our community attempts to contain the virus. Even in quarantine, I will continue to work for them and ensure my struggling neighbors in Central Orange County have the assistance they need to survive. 

“While this diagnosis will prevent me from attending the much-anticipated inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, I look forward to working with the new administration to unite our country and help the millions of people devastated by the pandemic. Americans need help, and that help is finally on the way.”

BACKGROUND: Congressman Lou Correa tested positive for COVID-19 on  January 15, 2021, following a routine test after returning from Washington D.C. 

On December 19, the Congressman received a single dose of the Pfizer vaccine. The Congressman will remain in isolation for the appropriate period.

During the Capitol Attack, Congressman Correa did not shelter in the designated safe zone with his colleagues, instead opting to stay outside to assist Capitol Police.


Rep. Lou Correa represents California’s 46th Congressional District. He serves as Chair of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security, and as the Vice Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. Read more here.