WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has tested negative for COVID-19 after a spokesperson said he had interacted with another senator who tested positive.
Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said in a statement Friday morning that he tested positive for the virus and will remain in isolation.READ MORE: 2 Shot, 1 Fatally, While In Vehicle In Dallas, Police Say
A spokesperson for Cruz said he went into quarantine after he had interacted with Lee recently.
“After interacting with Sen. Lee, in consultation with the attending physician, Sen. Cruz is remaining at home out of an abundance of caution. He feels healthy, hasn’t exhibited any COVID-19 symptoms, and has tested negative,” Cruz’s spokesperson said.READ MORE: Juneteenth Being Celebrated At Various Events Throughout North Texas Saturday
Cruz is expected to return to the Senate for Supreme Court nomination hearings, according to the spokesperson.
Headlines regarding COVID-19 have surrounded Washington, D.C. and the White House after President Donald Trump announced Friday morning that he and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive.MORE NEWS: Dallas Police Officer Arrested For Domestic Assault
The president is currently being treated at the Walter Reed Medical Center, while the first lady remains at the White House.