West Palm Beach’s ABC News affiliate reports:
U.S. Senator Rick Scott (R-Florida) says he will quarantine as a precaution. Florida’s junior senator in Washington wrote on Twitter after arriving in Florida Friday night he came into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
Scott said he had a coronavirus test which came back negative. He’s also showing no symptoms but wanted to quarantine “out of an abundance of caution.”
According to an independent website GovTrack which tracks COVID-19 in Congress, 77 members of Congress have quarantined, tested positive for COVID-19, or came into contact with someone with the virus. The names include Rep. Matt Gaetz who said a week ago he tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies.
After arriving in Florida last night, I came into contact with someone who subsequently tested positive for COVID.
I was tested this morning and the result was negative. I have no symptoms, but out of an abundance of caution, I will be immediately quarantining.
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) November 14, 2020