Ted Cruz and Paul Gosar on Self-Quarantine after Interacting with Coronavirus Patient

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Sen. Ted Cruz, Rep. Paul Gosar on Quarantine after Interacting with Person with COVID-19

On Sunday, two Republican members of Congress announced that during the Conservative Political Action Conference in late February, they had interacted with a coronavirus patient and were to self-quarantine.

Senator Ted Cruz, of Texas, and Rep. Paul Gosar, of Arizona, in separate occasions stated that they had to take this step out of caution though they did not have any signs or symptoms related to the virus.

Cruz said that his interaction with the patient consisted of a handshake and a brief conversation. Because of this, he would have to stay in Texas for a full 14-day self-quarantine.

Gosar, in his statement on Sunday, said that together with his three staff members, he stayed with the infected patient for an extended period and had several handshakes. He said that he would also have to self-quarantine at his home in Arizona for 14 days and his office would remain closed for the week.

The two announcements come a day after the American Conservation Union had announced that one of the attendees of the CPAC had tested positive for COVID-19.