“Senator Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19,” a statement from his office noted. “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.”
The statement added that Paul “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.”
The statement added that “virtually no staff” had contact with Paul because the office began “operating remotely” ten days ago.
Worth noting? Paul – a licensed physician – is considered a higher-risk patient for this virus due to the fact that part of his lung was removed in August 2019. That procedure was performed in the aftermath of a 2017 attack against Paul by his neighbor, Rene Boucher, that left the lawmaker with multiple rib fractures.
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