Rick Scott tests positive for coronavirus
Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) said on Friday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, roughly a week after he started self-quarantining.
Scott, in a statement, said that after getting multiple negative results, a test that he took on Tuesday came back positive on Friday morning.
“After several negative tests, I learned I was positive this morning. I am feeling good and experiencing very mild symptoms. I will be working from home in Naples until it is safe for me to return to Washington, D.C.,” Scott said in a statement.
Scott is the latest to test positive amid a new outbreak of cases among lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who is 87, also announced this week that he had tested positive but has said as recently as Thursday that he is symptom free.