Attorney General William Barr will self-quarantine for several days out of an abundance of caution after President Trump and several other lawmakers tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a report.
Barr was potentially exposed to COVID-19 at a Sept. 26 White House event announcing the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. He was seen on video having a conversation with Kellyanne Conway, who has since tested positive for the virus.
Department of Justice spokesperson Kerri Kupec said Sunday evening that Barr has been tested for COVID-19 four times since Friday morning and all four test results were negative.
“He is feeling great and has no symptoms,” she wrote on Twitter. “Thank you to all who have expressed concern and support!”
The Attorney General has been tested four times for COVID-19 since Friday morning and all four test results were negative. He is feeling great and has no symptoms. Thank you to all who have expressed concern and support! https://t.co/caryqK7atw
— Kerri Kupec DOJ (@KerriKupecDOJ) October 5, 2020
According to the New York Times, Barr previously said through a spokesperson that he would not quarantine.
He attended one meeting at Justice Department headquarters on Friday and stayed home during the weekend — except to be tested.
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