Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who tested positive for the coronavirus Sunday, was reportedly at the Senate gym this morning.
According to CNN, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) says senators are seeking medical advice “to determine if any GOP senators need to self-quarantine.”
Sen. Mitt Romney says senators are seeking medical advice to determine if any GOP senators need to self-quarantine with the Rand Paul news.
Several senators told CNN Paul was in the gym this morning
— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) March 22, 2020
A Wall Street Journal reporter noted that Paul had apparently used the pool in the gym. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that there is no evidence that the virus can be spread through pools or hot tubs that are treated with chlorine and bromine. Studies have shown, however, that the virus can survive on some surfaces for days.
Paul’s staff announced his diagnosis on Sunday morning via his Senate Twitter account.
Senator Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19. He is feeling fine and is in quarantine. 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.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) March 22, 2020