Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Paul Gosar voluntarily self-quarantine over coronavirus concerns

Source: The Hill | March 9, 2020 | Joseph Guzman

The Capitol’s attending physician’s office notified lawmakers an individual with the coronavirus was in attendance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last month.

Several members of Congress who attended the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last month had contact with someone infected with the novel coronavirus, according to the Associated Press (AP). 

AP reports the Capitol’s attending physician’s office notified lawmakers that the patient recalled specific names of people he had contact with during the meeting, and several members of Congress were identified and contacted by the physician’s office on March 7 to be notified. 

The physician’s office said the lawmakers were considered to be at low risk of contracting COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, and remain in good health. 

On Sunday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) announced they were under self-quarantine after they were notified they had contact with the patient during the CPAC event.

Cruz said he would remain at his home in Texas this week “out of an abundance of caution.”

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Gosar said he and three members of his staff will be under self-quarantine, and his office will be closed for the week. 

AP reports three other senators and 12 House members were on the speaking schedule at CPAC, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and newly appointed White House chief of staff Mark Meadows. AP reports Cheney has been told by CPAC she was not exposed to the patient. There’s no word if any other Congress members in attendance came in contact with the infected individual. 

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    How did Ted Cruz get home?

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