In a Thursday Skype interview with Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) discussed his decision to self-quarantine after coming in contact with someone who later tested positive for coronavirus at CPAC.
Collins revealed that he never showed symptoms of the coronavirus, but he was just exercising an “abundance of caution” in quarantining himself.
“Today is my last day. I’ll be back out tomorrow. I’m asymptomatic … I never had any symptoms of the virus,” Collins remarked. “What we wanted to do was to make sure out of an abundance stay in and emphasize to everyone that if they follow the rules, follow the protocols that were set out that we can manage this virus and we can do what is right. And I think by doing this, we’re setting examples to others. Don’t take it lightly. Take it seriously, but also don’t panic.”
Collins also advised that anybody who is sick should go to the doctor to get tested and stressed for people to not panic.
“The big thing for people is to not panic in this, but also to make sure that what they’re doing is responsible,” the Georgia Republican stated.