Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) just announced he is in a self-quarantine after a photo surfaced that showed him in close contact with an attendee of CPAC who has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Collins joins Ted Cruz and Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) who are also in self-quarantine after meeting with the unnamed individual.
The scary part is key White House aides were also at CPAC and may have interacted with this man. Collins was also with Trump Friday as he visited the CDC. Please pray.
Collins said in a statement: “This afternoon, I was notified by CPAC that they discovered a photo of myself and the patient who has tested positive for #COVID19. While I feel completely healthy and I am not experiencing any symptoms, I have decided to self-quarantine at my home for the remainder of the 14-day period out of an abundance of caution.”
“I will follow the recommendations of the House Physician and my office will provide updates as appropriate.”
From Law and Crime:
Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) was with President Donald Trump for a visit at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) headquarters on Friday. Now it’s Monday and Collins has announced that he is self-quarantining himself after being informed that he was in a picture with the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) attended who tested positive for coronavirus…
… Collins is following the lead of other Republican lawmakers–Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) – who also had encounters with the unidentified CPAC attendee.
Notably, Collins shook hands with the president on Friday.
CPAC chairman Matt Schlapp also interacted with the aforementioned attendee and shook Trump’s hand. It’s not clear if the handshake occurred before or after Schlapp had “incidental contact with [the attendee], very briefly.”
This afternoon, I was notified by CPAC that they discovered a photo of myself and the patient who has tested positive for #COVID19.
While I am not experiencing any symptoms, I have decided to self-quarantine out of an abundance of caution.
Full statement → pic.twitter.com/74oeaYOBYR
— Rep. Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) March 9, 2020
Collins spent time with President Trump on Friday, shook his hand. They were both at the CDC together. https://t.co/kvhY8diMJo
— Tamara Keith (@tamarakeithNPR) March 9, 2020