Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) has tested positive for the novel coronavirus after coming into contact with another individual who has contracted the virus, according to a Friday press release.
“Senator Scott came into contact with someone after returning to Florida on Friday evening (11/13) who subsequently tested positive, and has been quarantining at his home in Naples since then,” the press release stated. The senator took “multiple” rapid tests throughout the week, which came back negative. However, the PCR test taken Tuesday came back positive.
In a statement, the Florida Republican said he is “feeling good” and described his symptoms as “very mild.”
“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