Senator Ted Cruz on Sunday released a statement informing the public that he decided to self-quarantine after interacting with a CPAC attendee who tested positive for Coronavirus.
The American Conservative Union announced on Saturday that a 2020 attendee tested positive for the Coronavirus.
The ACU sent out notices to attendees on Saturday.
Senator Cruz said he briefly interacted with patient zero at CPAC and while he feels healthy, he is deciding to stay in his home in Texas for the week.
“I’m not experiencing any symptoms, and I feel fine and healthy. Given that the interaction was 10 days ago, that the average incubation period is 5-6 days, that the interaction was for less than a minute, and that I have no current symptoms, the medical authorities have advised me that the odds of transmission from the other individual to me were extremely low,” Cruz said.
Cruz continued, “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.”