2 Members Of Congress Now In Quarantine After Exposure To Person With Coronavirus

On Sunday evening, Republican Senator Ted Cruz became the first member of Congress to be quarantined for the Coronavirus.

The voluntary self-quarantine at his home in Texas is a safety measure Cruz is taking after being exposed to an individual who tested positive for the Coronavirus at the 2020 Conservative Political Action Conference in February.

ABC News reports:

The senator said on Twitter that he interacted “for less than a minute” and shook the hand of the CPAC attendee who tested positive for COVID-19.

Cruz said that he is currently not experiencing any symptoms.

Cruz announced the decision in a statement released on social media.

“Last night, I was informed that 10 days ago at CPAC I briefly interacted with an individual who is currently symptomatic and has tested positive for COVID-19. That interaction consisted of a brief conversation and a handshake,” the Senator shared in a post.

Due to the brevity of his exposure to the individual as well as the fact it happened ten days ago, Cruz noted: “the odds of transmission from the other individual to me were extremely low.”

He also said his interaction with the individual “does not meet the CD criteria for self-quarantine.”

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“Out of an abundance of caution, and because of how frequently I interact with my constituents as a part of my job and to give everyone peace of mind, I have decided to remain at my home in Texas this week,” he added.

Fellow Republican Congressman Paul Gosar became the second member to self-quarantine after it was learned he too had come into contact with the same CPAC individual.

“I have been informed that during the CPAC conference members of my staff and I came into contact with an individual who has since tested posititve for, and is hospitalized for, COVID-19,” Gosar said in a statement.

“I was with this individual for an extended period of time, and we shook hands several times,” he continued.

In the statement, the Arizona Republican said he had not exhibited any symptoms of the Coronavirus.

“In order to prevent any potential transmission, I will remain at home in Arizona until the conclusion of the 14 day period following my interaction with this individual,” he added.

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