Senator Ted Cruz self-quarantines after CPAC interaction

HOUSTON, Texas – Senator Ted Cruz has decided to undergo a precautionary self-quarantine after interaction with a coronavirus patient at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

According to a press release, Cruz was informed last night that someone he had an interaction with at CPAC tested positive for the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The interaction included a handshake and brief conversation. It has been 10 days since that interaction and Cruz is currently asymptomatic, but is remaining cautious.

“Nevertheless, out of an abundance of caution, and because of how frequently I interact with my constituents as a part of my job and to give everyone peace of mind, I have decided to remain at my home in Texas this week, until a full 14 days have passed since the CPAC interaction,” said Cruz in a statement.

Cruz says we should continue to take the outbreak seriously, and follow all CDC recommendations.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.