WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mark Meadows, having just been tapped as chief of staff for President Donald Trump, is taking the prudent step top self-quarantine after possibly being exposed to a person infected with corona virus that attended CPAC. Meadows, along with many other high profile Republicans, may have come in contact with an individual that later tested positive for the virus currently putting the world on edge. While he a test came back negative, he will be cautious and isolate himself for the suggested 14-day period.
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Confirming: Mark Meadows was advised this weekend that now 12 days prior at CPAC, he may have come in contact with the COVID-19 positive test individual. A precautionary test came back negative & he feels great. He’ll be self-quarantined till the 14 day period passes Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/lNuOlFYmzv
— Ben Williamson (@_WilliamsonBen) March 10, 2020
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is also taking self-quarantine precautions after having a conversation and handshake with the infected individual, as well as Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Doug Collins (R-GA).
Also, five Wake County residents that work for Biogen in the Research Triangle Park have tested positive for the virus after attending a conference in Boston last week.
The corona virus fears have been disrupting conferences, travel, and normal business in many parts of the world since emerging in China late last year. More than 100,000 reported infections and 4,000 deaths have been confirmed worldwide. Meanwhile, nearly a dozen people in North Carolina died last week…from the seasonal flu.