Scott posted on his Twitter Saturday that he had been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday night. Scott was tested for COVID on Saturday morning and the results were negative, but he said he would still be quarantining "out of an abundance of caution."
This is Scott's second time in self-quarantine. Back in March he quarantined after attending a Miami event with a Brazilian diplomat who tested positive for COVID-19.
After arriving in Florida last night, I came into contact with someone who subsequently tested positive for COVID.— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) November 14, 2020
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.
This news come as Florida's total cases of COVID-19 continue to spike, with over 885,000 total cases and 17,518 Florida resident deaths at the time of writing.
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