TALLAHASSEE - Florida Senator Rick Scott announced on Friday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
He reportedly became infected after coming into contact with someone after returning to Florida last week who had tested positive.
Sen. Scott is quarantining at his Naples home.
His office says he took multiple negative rapid tests earlier in the week, but a PCR test he took Tuesday came back positive Friday morning.
In a statement, Sen. Scott wrote:
“After several negative tests, I learned I was positive this morning. I am feeling good and experiencing very mild symptoms. I will be working from home in Naples until it is safe for me to return to Washington, D.C. I want to remind everyone to be careful and do the right things to protect yourselves and others. Wear a mask. Social distance. Quarantine if you come in contact with someone positive like I did. As we approach Thanksgiving, we know this holiday will be different this year. But, listen to public health officials and follow their guidance. We will beat this together, but we all have to be responsible. I want to thank all the incredible health care workers who are working around the clock to care for patients and I pray that by next Thanksgiving, COVID-19 will be a thing of the past.”