Georgia Rep. Doug Collins enters self-quarantine after taking photo with patient who tested positive for COVID-19

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Georgia congressman and U.,S. Senate candidate Doug Collins has gone into self quarantine after being notified after he was in a photo with someone who has tested positive. He posted to his Twitter account to make an announcement about it this afternoon.

That happened nine days ago at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Collins was in Columbus this weekend to open the Columbus Republican HQ, before he knew he had been exposed to a person with the virus.

Collins was doing what candidates do on Saturday in Columbus. He was pressing the flesh and working the crowd.

About 250 Republicans turned out for the opening of the headquarters and Collins was on the ground here for about an hour and a half. He had an earlier stop that day in Fayetteville.

This afternoon, a Collins spokesman said the Congressman had entered self-quarantine out of an abundance of caution. The decision came after Collins took a photo at the CPAC convention with someone who had tested positive for the virus.

Collins has shown no signs of the virus, his spokesman said. They went further to say that, in fact he has been keeping up his daily routine which includes running.

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