Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) has tested positive for coronavirus and is experiencing “mild symptoms”.
“After several negative tests, I learned I was positive this morning,” Scott said.
He continued: “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.”
Just a week earlier, Scott had campaigned in Georgia for GOP Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, both of whom face runoff elections in January.
He appeared in a crowded restaurant and spoke to supporters of both candidates without a mask.
Scott is the second Republican senator to test positive for the virus this week. 87-year-old Republican senator from Iowa, Chuck Grassley announced his positive diagnosis on Tuesday.