Orlando’s NBC News affiliate reports:
Florida Sen. Rick Scott announced Friday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Scott said he came into contact with someone after returning to Florida on Nov. 13 who subsequently tested positive, and has been quarantining at his home in Naples since then.
He said he took multiple negative rapid tests earlier in the week, but a PCR test he took Tuesday came back positive Friday morning. Scott urged Floridians to listen to public health officials and follow their guidance as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday.
Scott says he has “mild symptoms.”
NEWS: Sen. Rick Scott tests positive for COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/qzzjcLfD9P
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