Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said that senators and others who interacted with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who tested positive for COVID-19, will determine whether they should self-quarantine after speaking to health care providers.
Romney, 73, told reporters on March 22 that every senator will “seek medical advice as to what action we should take, to make sure in any way that we dont spread this virus ourselves.”
“We have to determine whether any of us should self-quarantine,” Romney said, adding that he and others had lunch with Paul on March 20. Several other members of Congress in recent days have self-quarantined after interacting with people who tested positive for the CCP virus, while Rep. Ben McAdams (D-Utah) and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) have both tested positive.
The Epoch Times refers to the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Partys coverup and mismanagement allowed the virus to spread throughout China and create a global pandemic.
Pauls office on March 22 announced that the 57-year-old senator tested positive for the virus but isnt showing any symptoms.
“He is feeling fine and is in quarantine,” his verified Twitter account said. “He is asymptomatic and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his extensive travel and events. He was not aware of any direct contact with any infected person.”
Paul didnt have contact with any staffers.
“He expects to be back in the Senate after his quarantine period ends and will continue to work for the people of Kentucky at this difficult time. Ten days ago, our D.C. office began operating remotely, hence virtually no staff has had contact with Senator Rand Paul,” his office stated.