Sen. Ted Cruz R-Texas, speaks to the media during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Texas Senator Ted Cruz has an update for us about his self-quarantine after he learned he came into contact with a person who tested positive for the Coronavirus at CPAC earlier this month.
According to an update posted at his official website, Cruz is doing great, exhibiting no symptoms, and Cruz’s office is continuing on with business as usual:
“Sen. Cruz feels great, has not exhibited any symptoms of the coronavirus in the last 11 days, and is not currently experiencing any symptoms. Sen. Cruz’s own decision to stay at home in Texas this week – until a full 14 days have passed since the interaction on February 27 – was made out of an abundance of caution and to give everyone peace of mind, not because it was medically recommended.
“Importantly, medical authorities assured Sen. Cruz that anyone who has interacted with him over the last 11 days should not be concerned about potential transmission and they do not require any special treatment, including self-quarantine. As such, Sen. Cruz’s staff is following the recommendations of these medical authorities in response to this interaction.
“The office is open, continuing operations, and taking all necessary precautions to ensure their own health and wellness, as well as the health and wellness of our family members, our constituents, our colleagues in Congress, and everyone around us.”
Cruz is one of the members of Congress who is self-quarantining over possible contact with the Coronavirus. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) also came in contact with the person who tested positive for the virus. Both men appear to be doing just fine.
Coronavirus has become a major fear throughout the U.S., yet we haven’t yet seen a massive outbreak in the states. Meanwhile, influenza (the common flu) has claimed 20,000 lives this flu season already.