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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 CruzO'Brien on 2024 talk: 'There's all kinds of speculation out there' Ocasio-Cortez, Cruz trade jabs over COVID-19 relief: People 'going hungry as you tweet from' vacation McSally, staff asked to break up maskless photo op inside Capitol 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) GaetzGaetz: Trump 'should pardon everyone' including himself to quash liberal 'bloodlust' Florida passes 850k coronavirus cases Florida GOP Rep. Mike Waltz tests positive for COVID-19 MORE (R-Fla.), Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsMajority say they want GOP in control of Senate: poll The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - Trump, Biden clash over transition holdup, pandemic plans Georgia secretary of state says wife has received threatening texts about recount MORE (R-Ga.) and Rep. Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarDemocrat O'Halleran wins reelection in Arizona House race Lil Jon slams Paul Gosar: 'Don't quote my songs' Hundreds of Trump supporters protest election results in Pennsylvania 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 GohmertCapitol's COVID-19 spike could be bad Thanksgiving preview GOP Rep. Dan Newhouse tests positive for COVID-19 Colorado Democrat Ed Perlmutter tests positive for coronavirus 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.