Gaetz's official congressional Twitter account confirmed the news Monday afternoon, tweeting that Gaetz made contact with the individual 11 days ago at the convention. CPAC took place Feb. 26 through Feb. 29 in Maryland.

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz is voluntarily self-quarantining after he came into contact with a person at the Conservative Political Action Conference who has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Gaetz's official congressional Twitter account confirmed the news Monday afternoon, tweeting that Gaetz made contact with the individual 11 days ago at the convention. CPAC took place Feb. 26 through Feb. 29 in Maryland.

"Congressman Gaetz had expected COVID-19 to impact Congress, given the elevated frequency of travel and human contact, and demonstrated his concern last week on the House floor," the Twitter post read.

Congressman Gaetz was informed today that he came into contact with a CPAC attendee 11 days ago who tested positive for COVID-19.

— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) March 9, 2020

While the Congressman is not experiencing symptoms, he received testing today and expects results soon.

Under doctor's usual precautionary recommendations, he'll remain self-quarantined until the 14-day period expires this week.

— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) March 9, 2020

Gaetz, the Republican congressman from Northwest Florida, was accused of making light of the coronavirus outbreak last week, when he wore a gas mask on the House floor as he and other lawmakers voted to approve $8.3 billion to combat the illness.

Gaetz denied he was making light of the situation after a Santa Rosa County man succumbed to the disease this past weekend.

"Made light?!?! I was quite serious," Gaetz tweeted Sunday in response to a Washington Post headline claiming he was making light of the disease. "The threat to Congress is real, as I explained based on travel and habits like selfies and handshakes."

Made light?!?! I was quite serious.

The threat to Congress is real, as I explained based on travel and habits like selfies and handshakes. https://t.co/O9MDM3kAiq

— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) March 8, 2020

Gaetz is not experiencing any symptoms related to the coronavirus, according to the statement on his Twitter account, but will voluntarily self-quarantine until the 14-day incubation period expires this week.

Gaetz's account said his Washington office will be closed this week, but its Pensacola office will remain open.

Gaetz did not respond to a call or text message seeking comment Monday.

According to White House press pool reports, Gaetz joined President Donald Trump on Air Force One on Monday for a private fundraiser in Seminole County just hours before announcing he would be self-quarantining due to the coronavirus exposure.

Cruz said in a statement that he notified Vice President Mike Pence, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the president's new chief of staff, Rep. Mark Meadows, all high profile figures who also attended the annual conference.

Before announcing he was informed today that he came into contact with CPAC attendee with Coronavirus, Matt Gaetz was seen today boarding Air Force One. Gaetz, who is not experiencing symptoms, has been tested and is awaiting results pic.twitter.com/plOm9EOiQD

— Manu Raju (@mkraju) March 9, 2020