U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina said Monday that he's regained his senses of taste and smell, recovering from symptoms of COVID-19 after testing positive late last week.
"I feel great," Tillis tweeted, adding that while he's no longer exhibiting any symptoms, he will continue to self-isolate. Tillis said he and his wife “remain grateful for the outpouring of prayers and well wishes we have received from North Carolinians.”
Tillis is among several people who tested positive for the coronavirus days after attending the Supreme Court nomination ceremony for Amy Coney Barrett at the White House on Sept. 26.
Received a call from President @realDonaldTrump tonight. He's feeling great and working hard for the American people. Told him I'm recovering and look forward to getting back to the Senate and confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
— Senator Thom Tillis (@SenThomTillis) October 6, 2020
Tillis was wearing a mask during the outside ceremony and has supported mask use. A New York Times photo taken inside the White House showed a maskless Tillis speaking to Barrett.
Tillis, a Republican seeking reelection, has temporary halted in-person campaigning, and several campaign staff went into quarantine.