In a statement on Twitter, Cruz explained that he came into contact with the person 10 days ago at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md.
“I’m not experiencing any symptoms, and I feel fine and healthy. Given that the interaction was 10 days ago, that the average incubation period is 5-6 days, that the interaction was for less than a minute, and that I have no current symptoms, the medical authorities have advised me that the odds of transmission from the other individual to me were extremely low,” he said in the statement.
The senator said he’s been staying at his house in Texas as a precaution until the recommended quarantine period of two weeks has passed. That leaves four days remaining until his self-quarantine is up.
Today I released the following statement: pic.twitter.com/XGXEa4ozcg
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) March 8, 2020