Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) announced that he has tested positive for Coronavirus. The Florida Republican said he is experiencing mild symptoms and in self-quarantine in his Florida home, according to the Miami Herald.
Florida Republican Sen. Rick Scott tested positive for COVID-19, his office announced Friday, making him the second U.S. senator to test positive this week as cases surge across the country.
In a statement, Scott said he was experiencing mild symptoms. He’s been in self-quarantine at his home in Naples since Saturday after coming into contact with an individual who tested positive, though he did not register a positive test himself until six days later.
“After several negative tests, I learned I was positive this morning,” Scott said in a statement. “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.”