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CPAC 2020 attendee tests positive for coronavirus

Posted at 4:31 PM, Mar 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-07 17:32:50-05

The American Conservative Union says one of their CPAC attendees tested positive for coronavirus today.

The Conservative Political Action Conference took place in Maryland from Feb. 26-28.

ACU says the exposure occurred previous to the conference.

They say a New Jersey hospital tested the person, and CDC confirmed the positive result.

The individual has been quarantined.

ACU says they have been in contact with the Health Department of the State of Maryland, and will follow the guidance from government health experts.

The attendee had no interaction with the President or the Vice President and never attended the events in the main hall, according to ACU.

They say any attendee who has questions can contact ACU or the Department of Health for the State of Maryland.

"Our children, spouses, extended family, and friends attended CPAC. During this time, we need to remain calm, listen to our health care professionals, and support each other," the statement read.

The Trump administration is aware of the situation, according to ACU.