U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said Tuesday that he will self-quarantine after coming into contact last week with a constituent who subsequently was found to have the coronavirus.
“I was alerted today by the Tri-County Health Department that a Coloradan who visited my Washington office for a constituent meeting has tested positive for coronavirus,” said the senator, a Yuma Republican, in a press release.
“While I am not showing any symptoms at this time, I have made the decision to self-quarantine out of an abundance of caution,” Gardner added.
Contact with the coronavirus patient occurred March 11, according to Gardner’s office, and the senator traveled home to Colorado the following weekend. Tri-County Health serves Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties.
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Several members of Congress have self-quarantined due to contact with people who later tested positive for the coronavirus. Gardner’s announcement comes as the Senate is preparing to pass one coronavirus relief bill and craft another.
“The health and safety of Coloradans and Americans across the nation is my top priority, and I will continue working to make sure Congress provides the resources needed to help combat the spread of COVID-19,” Gardner said Tuesday.
Source:: The Denver Post – Politics