CNN's Chris Cuomo gets all clear, announces he's no longer quarantined

CNN's Chris CuomoChris CuomoDefiant NJ gym owners to CNN's Cuomo: 'We're being villainized' Chris Cuomo blasts Trump over photo with Goya products: 'In the middle of a pandemic, they're selling beans' Democratic super PAC to launch 'Creepy Trump' TV ad MORE publicly ended his quarantine on Monday night, telling viewers on his prime-time program the moment was "what I've been dreaming of literally for weeks."

Cuomo has been quarantined in his basement since March 31, when he tested positive for the coronavirus. He's now been cleared by the CDC.


"This is what I've been dreaming of, literally for weeks," Cuomo said in pre-taped video. "This is the dream, just to be back up here doing normal things."

Cuomo's wife, Cristina Cuomo, also tested positive earlier this month for the coronavirus but did not have a fever and has also been cleared by the CDC.

Cuomo said he plans to donate blood in the hope his antibodies can be used to help those still fighting the virus.

Cuomo didn't disappear from the spotlight during his quarantine.

He showed up on video at one of the daily coronavirus briefings held by his brother, New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoOn The Trail: Pence's knives come out MTV moves awards show performances outside Overnight Health Care: Trump to take executive action after coronavirus talks collapse | Vaccine official says he'd resign if pressured politically MORE (D). 


He also endured a moment of controversy when people criticized him for traveling from his home in Southampton, N.Y., to a home under construction in East Hampton on Easter.

A 65-year-old bicyclist questioned Cuomo about why he had left his home, and later filed a police report, saying he felt the CNN anchor had threatened him. 

Cuomo talked about the back-and-forth on his SiriusXM program, "Let's Get After It," on Apr. 13. 

"I want to be able to tell you to go to hell, to shut your mouth," Cuomo said. “I don’t want some jackass, loser, fat-tire biker being able to pull over and get in my space and talk bullshit to me. I don’t want to hear it.”