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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 CruzNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech Sunday shows preview: 2024 hopefuls gather at CPAC; House passes coronavirus relief; vaccine effort continues Texas attorney general hits links with Trump before CPAC appearance 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) GaetzGrenell hints at potential California gubernatorial bid Trump to reemerge on political scene at CPAC Former Trump officials eye bids for political office MORE (R-Fla.), Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Finger-pointing on Capitol riot; GOP balks at Biden relief plan Perdue rules out 2022 Senate bid against Warnock Loeffler leaves door open to 2022 rematch against Warnock MORE (R-Ga.) and Rep. Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarRep. Gosar denounces 'white racism' after controversial appearance Texas attorney general hits links with Trump before CPAC appearance Madison Cawthorn doesn't regret participating in Jan. 6 'Stop the Steal' rally MORE (R-Ariz.) who interacted with the same individual at CPAC.

Rep. Julia BrownleyJulia Andrews BrownleyVoters elected a record number of Black women to Congress this year — none were Republican House Democrats eyeing much broader Phase 3 stimulus Assistant House Speaker self-quarantines out of 'abundance of caution' MORE (D-Calif.) also announced her self-quarantine Monday.

Rep. Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertNIH director: Mask politicalization may have cost 'tens of thousands' of lives in US Democrats should make the 'Bee-Gees' the face of the Republican Party GOP lawmakers call for Pelosi to be fined over new screenings 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.