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.