Kentucky Senator Rand Paul Appears to Have Grown a Quarantine Beard

Paul debuted his rugged new look on Fox & Friends in his first interview since recovering from COVID-19

Apr 13, 2020 at 12:39 pm
click to enlarge Senator Rand Paul's new facial hair - Photo: Fox & Friends screengrab
Photo: Fox & Friends screengrab
Senator Rand Paul's new facial hair

Growing a beard in quarantine is a popular trend among those who can produce facial hair.

Women's Wear Daily called the corona beard "men's new quarantine hobby," USA Today offered a guide on maintaining your new beard and Vogue offered expert tips on how to grow your own. 

It seems Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has been taking notes because he has surfaced from quarantine with a new look. 

The senator gave his first interview since recovering from the coronavirus on Fox & Friends, where he joked that his family banished him to the basement and agreed to feed him but refused to send down a razor. 

Paul says he actually had a very mild case of COVID-19, with no symptoms — “I had no symptoms, never had a headache, never had a body ache, never had a fever, never had a cough,” he says.

He says he only went to the doctor because he had been traveling so much and may have been exposed.

Paul, also a doctor, is now volunteering at a local hospital. 

On March 22, he was the first senator to test positive for novel coronavirus COVID-19. Paul's office announced he had a confirmed case of the virus in a statement. 

"Senator Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19," the statement tweeted from his official account reads. "He is feeling fine and is in quarantine. He is asymptomatic and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his extensive travel and events. He was not aware of any direct contact with any infected person.