Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks to reporters
Joshua Roberts | Reuters
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., are both self-quarantining after interacting with a coronavirus patient at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in late February.
Rep Gosar said he, along with three of his senior staff, are officially under self-quarantine after sustained contact at CPAC with a person who has since been hospitalized. He said they are all asymptomatic.
Sen. Cruz said his interaction with an infected individual consisted of “a brief conversation and a handshake.” Cruz said that while he does not meet the CDC criteria for a self-quarantine, he is opting to anyway.
“Nevertheless, out of an abundance of caution, and because of how frequently I interact with my constituents as a part of my job and to give everyone peace of mind, I have decided to remain at my home in Texas this week, until a full 14 days have passed since the CPAC interaction,” he said.