A small survey by Roll Call of congressional aides found a majority of them saying they support shutting down the Capitol complex and conducting all official business remotely.
The survey was mailed to all aides March 10 and responses were accepted through March 12, according to Roll Call. A total of 135 responses were received, including 64 from aides working for Democrats and 69 working for Republicans.
There are approximately 20,000 aides working for senators, representatives, committees and Hill agencies.
“The level of anxiety on Capitol Hill varied by party, at least among those who responded to the poll. More than half, 52 percent, of Democratic respondents said they’d like to work remotely, while another 16 percent said Congress should shut down entirely until the danger from the virus recedes. Twenty-three percent said they’d proceed as normal, with the rest unsure,” Roll Call said. Go here for the rest of the results.