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Rep. David Price To Self-Quarantine

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Henry Rodgers Senior Congressional Correspondent
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Democratic Rep. David Price announced Thursday that he will self-quarantine after coming in contact with another member of Congress who has since tested positive for coronavirus.

“Yesterday, I learned that one of my colleagues with whom I work closely has tested positive for COVID-19,” Price said in a statement. “After consulting with the Attending Physician, I determined that my contacts did not fall within guidelines that require quarantine. However, as a precautionary measure, I will be self-quarantining and working from home through March 25th. Certain members of my staff will follow the same guidelines. Fortunately, neither I, nor staff members in contact with the member, have experienced any symptoms.  I want to extend my best wishes to Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart and Rep. Ben McAdams and my hope for their speedy recovery.”

Rep. David Price (D-NC) answers questions during a town hall meeting at Broughton High School on March 13, 2017 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Constituents gathered to address their federal concerns directly with the representative. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

Price joins a large number of members of Congress in both the House and the Senate who have announced they are self-quarantining. Many Republican Congressmen decided to self-quarantine after meeting the individual who attended the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) while infected with coronavirus. (RELATED: Here Are All The Members Of Congress Who Have Self-Quarantined Due To Coronavirus)

A number of members of Congress have received tests for coronavirus. President Donald Trump received a test for the virus, which came back negative. Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday also announced that he tested negative for coronavirus.

On Thursday alone, four members of Congress announced the would self-quarantine.