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Sen. Scott Quarantines After COVID-19 Exposure

Brynn Anderson
Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., speaks during a campaign rally for Republican candidates for U.S. Senate Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Sen. David Perdue on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Cumming, Ga.

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., said this weekend he was in a self-quarantine after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. 

“After arriving in Florida last night, I came into contact with someone who subsequently tested positive for COVID,” Scott said in a Twitter post Saturday.

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“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.”

As of Monday morning, Scott had not provided updates on his status. Scott had been in Georgia as the state carries out a recount of the Nov. 3 election and prepares for runoff contests for its two U.S. Senate seats.

Scott was recently tapped by his GOP colleagues to lead Republican Senate campaign efforts in 2022. Scott entered a similar self-quarantine in March after having contact in Miami with a member of a Brazilian delegation who tested positive for the coronavirus.

As in the current case, Scott reported no symptoms and was back on the Senate floor within 13 days to vote on a federal stimulus package.