Michael Bennet won’t self-quarantine after meeting coronavirus patient

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet will not self-quarantine after coming in contact with a Coloradan who later tested positive for coronavirus, a spokeswoman says.

Two other Coloradans in Congress, Sen. Cory Gardner and Rep. Jason Crow, self-quarantined Tuesday after being told by Tri-County Health that they had met with a coronavirus-positive constituent. Bennet was also told of a possible exposure by Tri-County, a public health agency that serves Denver’s eastern suburbs.

“He appreciates Tri-County’s notification and recommendation,” said Bennet’s spokeswoman, Courtney Gidner. “Michael has consulted with the attending physician of the U.S. Congress and he is following his advice closely, including monitoring his health, isolating in his home and office, and continuing to practice social distancing and other protective measures.”