Sen. Rick Scott urges people to 'wear a mask' after testing positive for COVID-19

Republican U.S. Senator Rick Scott has tested positive for COVID-19, according to statements he released on Twitter.

"After several negative tests, I learned I was positive for COVID-19 this AM," Scott wrote on Nov. 20th.

"I’m feeling good and experiencing very mild symptoms. I’ll be working from home until it’s safe for me to return to DC. I remind everyone to be careful and do the right things to protect yourselves and others."

The former governor of Florida attended a campaign event for Georgia GOP Senator David Perdue and Senator Kelly Loeffler at a crowded sports grill in Forsyth County, Georgia on Friday (Nov. 13) , according to the Georgia Recorder.

"Wear a mask," Scott wrote in a follow-up tweet. "Socially distance. Quarantine if you come in contact with someone positive like I did. 

"We will beat this together, but we all must be responsible. I want to thank all the incredible health care workers who are working around the clock to care for patients."

Mainstreet Daily News Reporter

Suzette Cook is a Mainstreet Daily News reporter who has been a community journalist for more than 30 years.

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