Congressman Tom Cole Announces He Will Self-Quarantine

Thursday, March 19th 2020, 5:11 am
By: News On 6

Oklahoma congressman Tom Cole announced Thursday that he will self-quarantine until March 27 due to a fellow member of congress testing positive for COVID-19. 

Cole said in a statement he will self-quarantine after learning Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart tested positive for COVID-19. 

"While I have no symptoms and feel fine, I was around him for an extended period last week. Out of an abundance of caution, I am following the doctor’s instructions to self-quarantine until March 27," Cole said in a statement. "During this time, I remain fully engaged in the U.S. response to this coronavirus, and operations in my offices continue."

Cole also encouraged Oklahoman's continued efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus.