Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) announced that he is under self-quarantine after coming into contact with a person who has tested positive for the coronavirus and is the second Republican congressman to do so, according to ABC News.
“I have been informed that during the CPAC conference members of my staff and I came into contact with an individual who has since tested positive for, and is hospitalized for, COVID-19. I was with the individual for an extended period of time, and we shook hands several times,” Gosar said in a statement issued Sunday evening.
Gosar added that he and his staff members were not experiencing any symptoms. He will remain at home in Arizona for a 14-day period to prevent any potential transmission.
The congressman, who represents Arizona’s 4th District, is also closing his office in Washington, D.C. for the week and will be telecommuting with his team.
Gosar has been in contact with both the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and the House Office of the Attending Physician.
The Arizona congressman’s announcement comes shortly after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announced he is self-quarantining after learning that he had also interacted with someone who tested positive for coronavirus at last week’s CPAC Conference.