Congress preps plan to work from home amid coronavirus outbreak

Congress is bracing for coronavirus with a plan that could direct Capitol Hill staffers to work from home.

The House Administration Committee will launch a center Monday to coordinate computers and phones into a telecommuting system, according to an internal memo obtained Friday by Fox News.

“In light of the unique and unusual circumstances presented by the coronavirus … this will provide the opportunity for staff to receive technical assistance they may need to be prepared to work remotely,” the memo reads.

Congressional staffers were spooked this week after learning dozens of their bosses may have been exposed to the fast-spreading illness at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference last week in Washington.

But the House and Senate remain open to visitors — and representatives and senators must vote in person, the Constitution mandates.

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