Attorney General William Barr will self-quarantine for several days out of caution after President Trump and several other lawmakers test positive for the coronavirus, according to a report.
Barr was potentially exposed to COVID-19 during a White House event on September 26 announcing Amy Coney Barrett’s appointment to the Supreme Court. He was seen on video having a conversation with Kellyanne Conway, who has since tested positive for the virus.
Justice Department spokesman Kerri Kupec said on Sunday evening that Barr had been tested for COVID-19 four times since Friday morning and all four results were negative.
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“He feels great and has no symptoms,” she wrote on Twitter. “Thank you to everyone who expressed their concern and support! ”
According to the New York Times, Barr had previously said through a spokesperson that he would not be quarantined.
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He attended a meeting at the Justice Department headquarters on Friday and stayed at home over the weekend – except to be tested.
The Associated Press contributed to this report