The Office of Congressman Matt Gaetz Issues Statement After Being Informed That He Came in Contact with an Infected Attendee Who Tested Positive for COVID-19 at CPAC 2020

March 9, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, the office of US Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) issued the following statement after being informed that he came in contact with an infected attendee who tested positive for COVID-19 at CPAC 2020:

Congressman Gaetz was informed today that he came into contact with a CPAC attendee 11 days ago who tested positive for COVID-19. Congressman Gaetz had expected COVID-19 to impact Congress, given the elevated frequency of travel and human contact, and demonstrated his concern last week on the House Floor.

While the Congressman is not experiencing symptoms, he received testing today and expects results soon. 

Under doctor's usual precautionary recommendations, he'll remain self-quarantined until the 14-day period expires this week.

Our Washington office will be closed during this time, with our Pensacola office remaining open.