Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz spotted on Air Force One with Trump hours before self-quarantining over COVID-19 fears
Mat Gaetz board Air Force One following Donald Trump (Twitter/screen grab)

Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida will quarantine himself after he was said to come in contact with a person who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.


"Congressman Gaetz was informed today that he came into contact with a CPAC attendee 11 days ago who tested positive for COVID-19," a spokesman for Gaetz posted on Twitter. "While the Congressman is not experiencing symptoms, he received testing today and expects results soon."

The news comes after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) also announced self-quarantines.

According to a pool report, Gaetz had been seen boarding Air Force One earlier in the day to travel with President Donald Trump to Florida. It was not immediately clear if Gaetz had come in contact with the president.