Incoming White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is self-quarantining after attending CPAC

  • The incoming White House chief of staff is in self-quarantine until Wednesday, after attending CPAC.

  • Mark Meadows tested negative for the virus but will remain in isolation.

  • Senator Ted Cruz and Representative Matt Gaetz are among four other lawmakers who are also in self-isolation after potential exposure to the novel coronavirus at CPAC.

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Incoming White House chief of staff Mark Meadows will be in self-quarantine until Wednesday, after he came in contact with a person infected with the new coronavirus at the Conservative Political Action Conference last month, several news agencies reported.

Meadows tested negative for the virus but will remain in isolation till Wednesday, The New York Times reported.

He was appointed to the role of chief of staff on Friday and is replacing acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, who will now serve as a special envoy to Northern Ireland.

Senator Ted Cruz and Representative Matt Gaetz are among four other lawmakers who are also in self-isolation after potential exposure to the novel coronavirus at CPAC.

According to The Times, Meadows' office did not say if he had contact with the president after the conference.

A spokesman from Meadows office did not reply to Business Insider's request for comment at the time of publication.