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."

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.