After speaking Saturday at a major Florida Democratic Party event, U.S. Senate candidate Val Demings said Monday she has tested positive for COVID-19.
"I’ve tested positive for COVID and am currently isolating with mild symptoms," Demings said in a Twitter post. "Thank you for the many well-wishes, and stay safe."
Demings, a congresswoman from Orlando, spoke Saturday at the party’s "Leadership Blue" event in Tampa. She is trying to unseat U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., in November. Her husband, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, fought through a COVID-19 infection in January.