Two more members of Congress – including one who recently shook President Donald Trump’s hand and another who rode on Air Force One – have announced that they will self-quarantine after coming into contact with an individual who has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference.
This afternoon, I was notified by CPAC that they discovered a photo of myself and the patient who has tested positive for #COVID19.
While I am not experiencing any symptoms, I have decided to self-quarantine out of an abundance of caution.
Full statement → pic.twitter.com/74oeaYOBYR
— Rep. Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) March 9, 2020
Congressman Gaetz was informed today that he came into contact with a CPAC attendee 11 days ago who tested positive for COVID-19.
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) March 9, 2020
Watch: CNN Reports.
Rep. Doug Collins and Rep. Matt Gaetz are now the third and fourth congressmen to take the step, following the same announcements from Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Paul Gosar.