WASHINGTON (WCSC) - U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham says he is self-quarantining because a colleague in Congress recently tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Cunningham made the announcement Thursday on Twitter.
"This morning, I received word that I had been in contact with a member of Congress who has since tested positive for COVID-19," the post states.
He said he made the decision to self-quarantine "out of an abundance of caution" after speaking with the attending physician for Congress.
He said he would self-quarantine through March 27.