House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) announced on Tuesday that the House will not return to Washington on May 4, as originally planned.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) cited advice from Brian P. Monahan, the attending physician of Congress, as rationale for the decision. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) did not change plans to bring the Senate back into session on May 4 in response to the House decision. McConnell added that the Senate would “modify routines in ways that are smart and safe, but we will honor our constitutional duty to the American people and conduct critical business in person.”