Cruz 'feels great,' not exhibiting coronavirus symptoms amid self-quarantine: statement

Cruz 'feels great,' not exhibiting coronavirus symptoms amid self-quarantine: statement
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Sen. 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’s (R-Texas) office said he “feels great” and is not showing any coronavirus symptoms while he is in self-quarantine. 

Cruz, who announced his self-quarantine Sunday after coming in contact with someone who later tested positive for coronavirus, will remain in Texas until 14 days have passed since the Feb. 27 interaction.

“Sen. Cruz feels great, has not exhibited any symptoms of the coronavirus in the last 11 days, and is not currently experiencing any symptoms,” his office’s statement reads. 

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The statement says the Texas senator made the decision “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,” the statement continues. 

Cruz’s office will remain open as the staff takes precautions to “ensure their own health and wellness” and the health and wellness of others, the statement said. 

The Texas senator interacted with an individual at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) who later tested positive for the coronavirus. 

He was the first of several members of Congress who have declared they will stay in self-quarantine for now, including Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzImpeachment figure among those chosen for Facebook's new oversight board House GOP urge Trump against supporting additional funding for state and local governments GOP lawmakers press Trump to suspend visas over coronavirus job losses MORE (R-Fla.), Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsLoeffler says she won't drop out of Georgia Senate race after stock trade controversy Kelly Loeffler's husband donates million to pro-Trump group Poll: Trump and Biden running neck and neck in Georgia MORE (R-Ga.) and Rep. Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarConservative lawmakers press Trump to suspend guest worker programs for a year Impeachment figure among those chosen for Facebook's new oversight board Cruz rebukes San Antonio City Council for denouncing 'Chinese virus' as hate speech MORE (R-Ariz.) who interacted with the same individual at CPAC.

Rep. Julia BrownleyJulia Andrews BrownleyHouse Democrats eyeing much broader Phase 3 stimulus Assistant House Speaker self-quarantines out of 'abundance of caution' Actor Orlando Bloom to self-quarantine MORE (D-Calif.) also announced her self-quarantine Monday.

Rep. Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertConservative lawmakers press Trump to suspend guest worker programs for a year Gohmert rails against allowing proxy voting over 'wishy washy' fear of dying Positive coronavirus cases shake White House MORE (R-Texas) returned to Congress Monday, following the advice of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) physician’s recommendation, although he may have been exposed to the virus at CPAC.