Sen. Rand Paul announced Sunday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. He is the first U.S. Senator to test positive for the virus, which has now surpassed more than 300,000 cases worldwide.
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
“Senator Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19. He is feeling fine and is in quarantine,” a Twitter announcement stated. “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 persons.”