Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul has tested positive for coronavirus and will remain in quarantine.
Paul announced on his Twitter account on Sunday morning that he is currently in quarantine and is continuing to work, while staffers in Paul’s Washington, D.C., office have been working remotely for the past ten days.
“Senator Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19. He is feeling fine and is in quarantine,” Paul wrote. “He is asymptomatic and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his extensive travel and events. He was not aware of any direct contact with any infected person.”
“He expects to be back in the Senate after his quarantine period ends and will continue to work for the people of Kentucky at this difficult time,” a second tweet said. “Ten days ago, our D.C. office began operating remotely, hence virtually no staff has had contact with Senator Rand Paul.”
He expects to be back in the Senate after his quarantine period ends and will continue to work for the people of Kentucky at this difficult time. Ten days ago, our D.C. office began operating remotely, hence virtually no staff has had contact with Senator Rand Paul.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) March 22, 2020
On Friday, Fox Business host Lou Dobbs is in self-quarantine after an employee of the network tested positive for the coronavirus.
“Lou is in self-quarantine tonight. We just learned that one of his team members has tested positive for COVID-19,” fill-in host David Asman said Friday. “Lou feels well. He has no symptoms, but, out of an abundance of caution, he and his team are taking the necessary precautions.”
Dobbs is 74-years-old, so he is in an age group especially vulnerable to the virus.
Fox News alerted employees to the coronavirus case in a companywide memo on Friday.
“We wanted to inform you that we just learned less than an hour ago that one of our FOX Business colleagues on the 20th floor has tested positive for COVID-19. Friday, March 13th was the last day this employee was working in the office,” CEO Suzanne Scott and President Jay Wallace wrote in the email.
“As soon as we learned of the test result, we mandated that this employee’s direct co-workers/team self-quarantine for 14 days since the last contact at the direction of our medical professionals. We are also doing a deep cleaning of all areas affected and will be continuing all of our aggressive sanitizing and disinfecting efforts throughout the entire building,” they added.
Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence also took coronavirus tests over the weekend. They both tested negative.