Sen. Rand Paul announced he has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus.
This makes Rand Paul the first senator to test positive:
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
FIRST KNOWN SENATOR POSITIVE: The senator and eye surgeon from Kentucky announces he has the virus. https://t.co/30t8gAO6Fv
— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) March 22, 2020