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."