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Rick Scott quarantines after exposure to COVID-19 Friday night

The Senator tested negative Saturday morning following contact with a positive individual at his arrival back to Florida Friday.

Florida Sen. Rick Scott has announced via Twitter that he will quarantine immediately after coming into contact with an individual who later tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday night.

The Senator said he was tested Saturday morning, and the result came back negative, but he will still be quarantining “out of an abundance of caution.” Scott said he has no symptoms as of this morning. It is unclear currently if either party was wearing a mask.

Florida’s former Governor came into contact with an individual who tested positive with the virus at his arrival back in Florida following his visit to Georgia. The Senator was in Cumming, Georgia on Friday afternoon for a rally on behalf of Senate colleagues David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.

Scott was in the news Thursday after he sent a letter to federal Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and governors throughout the country asking for detailed information about the distribution of rapid “antigen” tests for COVID-19.

The request included information about how many tests have been distributed to each state and how the states subsequently are parceling out the tests.

“We must do everything possible to fully reopen our nation’s economy and get Americans back to work and school. Our nation’s testing capacity has greatly increased and the Trump Administration is making great progress with therapeutics and vaccine development,” Scott wrote in the letter.

Scott was also chosen by colleagues this week to helm the National Republican Senatorial Committee and promises to be an active head of the Senate campaign arm from the start.

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Kelly Hayes studied journalism and political science at the University of Florida. Kelly was born and raised in Tampa Bay. A recent graduate, she enjoys government and legal reporting. She has experience covering the Florida Legislature as well as local government, and is a proud Alligator alum. You can reach Kelly at kelly@floridapolitics.com.

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Sonja Fitch

    November 14, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    Lol. Lol. Nazi Rick. Lol lol.

  2. tjb

    November 15, 2020 at 8:56 am

    As Trump would say, ” Gee, that is too bad”.

  3. DisplacedCTYankee

    November 15, 2020 at 9:53 am

    Dang! Rick was on the guest list for my Trump Victory Party next weekend.

  4. Booner

    November 15, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Rick Scott was infected by Hate in the Navy.

    Afterwards he caught a Bad case of Greed, cheated his way to a fortune, ruined the health care of countless innocent Americans. Got caught and lied about it, setting a record for “Taking the Fifth” under oath. pocketing millions of corporate fleece on the way out.

    As governor, wrecked social programs, enriched his elite friends, commandeered the state Water Management System and beggared it to nil, schemed with the legislature to twist and subvert and ultimately disenfranchise the will of the People who voted on Florida constitutional amendments.

    Scott – A real smoking-gun Florida Man like Desantis and Gaetz.
    A real class act. Cold blooded forked tongue creature from the swamp.

    Like I said at the top, Scott is already infected.
    His diseased mind is terminal, his moral vacuum eternal.

  5. John Pru

    November 16, 2020 at 7:05 am

    Scott is to be commended for isolating even though he has tested negative! The initial comments are simply hateful and stupid!

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