nearvideo Matt Schlapp on the interaction with coronavirus patients at CPAC: Nobody sick
We can’t find any signs of coronavirus symptoms among the 10,000 CPAC attendees, says Matt Schlapp, American Conservative Union chair.
Virginia REP Don Beyer added his name to the growing list of exposed to the legislator, the decision to self-quarantine himself after the fast-spreading coronavirus.
Beyer, a Democrat, said he and his wife were informed by the Virginia Department of health, that a friend, who you dined with last month, tested positive for the disease.
“At the request of the officials of the public health, I self-quarantine, to ensure that I was not on any disease other,” he said in a statement Tuesday.
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He noted that in the days since the Feb. 28 interaction that he witnessed has no symptoms. He said his office will be closed to the public until Monday, and that he did not participate in all Congress-votes or hearings during this time.
“I’m very aware that I supported the social and economic, including affordable health care, paid vacations and other benefits, which is missing far too many Americans,” Beyer said. “As I work from home and if I am, hopefully, back to the Capitol I have these people in my head.”
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Other congressional lawmakers who have been isolated, include sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, GOP Reps. Paul Gosar of Arizona, Matt Gaetz of Florida and Mark Meadows of North Carolina and Doug Collins (Georgia).
They all came in contact with someone who had the virus in the last month the Conservative Political Action conference.