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Citing coronavirus concerns, Sen. Cotton closes D.C. office

In an effort to protect the health of his staff and visitors from the spread of COVID-19, the...
In an effort to protect the health of his staff and visitors from the spread of COVID-19, the senator announced he would close his Washington D.C. office.(United States Senate)
Updated: Mar. 12, 2020 at 7:51 AM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Hours after President Donald Trump addressed the nation concerning the coronavirus pandemic, Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) announced Thursday he would temporarily close his Washington D.C. office.

In an effort to protect the health of his staff and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Cotton said his staff would work from home.

“My first priority is always the safety of our people,” Cotton was quoted as saying. “From the beginning, I have heeded the counsel of Benjamin Franklin: ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.’ I urge every American to do the same.”

His Arkansas offices will remain open.

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