Republican Rand Paul of Kentucky becomes first US senator to test positive for coronavirus

Republican Rand Paul of Kentucky becomes the first US senator to test positive for coronavirus.

Posted: Mar 22, 2020 10:58 AM
Updated: Mar 22, 2020 11:23 AM

KHSL -  Republican Rand Paul of Kentucky becomes the first US senator to test positive for coronavirus.

According to the senator's official Twitter account "He is feeling fine and is in quarantine. He is asymptomatic and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his extensive travel and events. He was not aware of any direct contact with any infected person."

"He expects to be back in the Senate after his quarantine period ends and will continue to work for the people of Kentucky at this difficult time. Ten days ago, our D.C. office began operating remotely, hence virtually no staff has had contact with Senator Rand Paul."

Action News Now will share the latest updates as they become available. For continuing coronavirus coverage, Click Here

For notifications on the latest local updates related to coronavirus, download our app, Click Here

Scroll for more content...

Article Comments

Chico
Overcast
57° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 57°
Oroville
Overcast
58° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 58°
Paradise
Overcast
57° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 57°
Chester
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 42°
Red Bluff
Overcast
57° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 57°
Willows
Overcast
57° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 57°
Clouds will linger tonight and temperatures will be mild for the start of your Friday. Sunny, dry, and warmer weather is ahead for your Friday and Easter Weekend.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events