Romney says he tested negative for coronavirus, will remain in quarantine

Romney says he tested negative for coronavirus, will remain in quarantine
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Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyTrump, GOP go all-in on anti-China strategy Senate panel approves Trump nominee under investigation Pelosi, Democrats press case for mail-in voting amid Trump attacks MORE (R-Utah) said Tuesday that he has tested negative for the coronavirus but will remain in quarantine for the remainder of the 14-day period.

“Thankfully I’ve tested negative for COVID-19. Nevertheless, guidance from my physician, consistent with the CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] guidelines, requires me to remain in quarantine as the test does not rule out the onset of symptoms during the 14-day period,” Romney tweeted Tuesday.

Romney announced that he would enter quarantine Sunday after Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSunday shows preview: States begin to reopen even as some areas in US see case counts increase Congress headed toward unemployment showdown Doctors push Trump to quickly reopen country in letter organized by conservatives MORE (R-Ky.) became the first senator diagnosed with the virus. Both Romney and Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeWhite House withdraws ATF nominee after GOP pushback Hillicon Valley: Commerce announces new Huawei restrictions | Russian meddling report round five | Google's ad business in spotlight Justice Department signals opposition to Senate's surveillance bill MORE (R-Utah) said they would self-isolate after repeated interactions with Paul, who has said he was asymptomatic, while he was awaiting test results.

Romney said he would be undergoing testing when he first entered quarantine Sunday, but added that he had no symptoms. In addition to Lee and Paul, Sens. 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.) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) are currently in isolation after interacting with people who later tested positive for the virus.