Cory Gardner to self-quarantine
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Sen. Cory GardnerCory Scott GardnerPass the Primary Care Enhancement Act The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden seeks to tamp down controversy over remarks about black support OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Coal company sues EPA over power plant pollution regulation | Automakers fight effort to freeze fuel efficiency standards | EPA watchdog may probe agency's response to California water issues MORE (R-Colo.) said Tuesday that he will self-quarantine after coming into contact with a constituent who later tested positive for the coronavirus.

"While I am not showing any symptoms at this time, I have made the decision to self-quarantine out of an abundance of caution with an effective date of March 11 at the recommendation of the Tri-County Health Department," Gardner said in a statement.

Gardner noted that he was alerted on Tuesday by Tri-County Health Department "that a Coloradan who visited my Washington office for a constituent meeting has tested positive for coronavirus."


Gardner is the latest senator to self-quarantine after coming into contact with an individual who tested positive for the coronavirus. Sens. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenate confirms Ratcliffe to be Trump's spy chief Abrams announces endorsements in 7 Senate races Schumer dubs GOP 'conspiracy caucus' amid Obama-era probes MORE (R-S.C.) and Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward Cruz125 lawmakers urge Trump administration to support National Guard troops amid pandemic Parties gear up for battle over Texas state House Cruz threatens to stop federal agencies from cooperating with Hollywood over China 'censorship' MORE (R-Texas) have also self-quarantined.

Garder was spotted earlier Tuesday in a gaggle with congressional reporters. He also attended a closed-door GOP policy lunch with Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinSenate Republicans call on DOJ to investigate Planned Parenthood loans The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Surgeon General stresses need to invest much more in public health infrastructure, during and after COVID-19; Fauci hopeful vaccine could be deployed in December Republicans push for help for renewable energy, fossil fuel industries MORE.

Two congressional staffers — one in the House and one in the Senate — have tested positive for the virus; no lawmakers have tested positive.

But there are growing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus on Capitol Hill.

The House is on a one-week break and it's unclear when they will return.

Meanwhile, Senate Democrats have been having leadership and caucus meetings via teleconference, and Republicans have moved their in-person meetings to larger rooms to give members more space.