Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul tests positive for COVID-19, not exhibiting symptoms

U.S. Senate incumbent Rand Paul ended his campaign rally in his hometown of Bowling Green by thanking supporters. Paul is running to be re-elected for a Kentucky seat in the U.S. Senate. Paul has already served one term.

Abbey Nutter

A Kentucky senator announced on Twitter Sunday that he tested positive for coronavirus.

Sen. Rand Paul was tested out of “an abundance of caution” due to “extensive travel and events,” according to the senator’s Twitter.

Paul is currently not exhibiting any symptoms and is under quarantine.

Paul has had little contact with his staff, according to the Tweet. His office began working remotely 10 days ago. He will return to his Senate duties at the end of the quarantine period.

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