2:05 p.m.: Mitt Romney comes up negative
Washington • Sen. Mitt Romney has tested negative for COVID-19, his office said Tuesday, though the Utah Republican will stay in quarantine for the full 14 days out of precaution.
“Thankfully I’ve tested negative for COVID-19,” Romney tweeted. “Nevertheless, guidance from my physician, consistent with the CDC guidelines, requires me to remain in quarantine as the test does not rule out the onset of symptoms during the 14-day period.”
Romney, on advice of the attending physician of Congress, has isolated himself after being in close contact with Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who has tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease.