Updated Oct 3, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Chris Christie checks himself into a hospital after testing positive for COVID-19

Chris Christie wears a polo and blazer in the White House
Chris Christie in the White House briefing room on Sept. 27, 2020. Photo: Joshua Roberts/Getty Images

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) tweeted Saturday that he has checked himself into a hospital as a "precautionary measure" after testing positive for the coronavirus.

The big picture: Christie attended an indoor briefing by President Trump in the White House on Sept. 27, and helped the president prepare for Tuesday's debate. He also attended Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Rose Garden formal nomination on Sept. 29, which saw multiple politicians close to the White House test positive for COVID-19.

  • Christie's diagnosis follows a flurry of positive COVID-19 tests from White House officials, Republican congressmen and others close to the Trump administration, following Trump's positive test.

What he's saying: "In consultation with my doctors, I checked myself into Morristown Medical Center this afternoon. While I am feeling good and only have mild symptoms, due to my history of asthma we decided this is an important precautionary measure, Christie tweeted.

  • "I am thankful for our hardworking medical professionals and look forward to coming home soon," he added.

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