Sen. Rick Scott checks optimistic for Covid, says he has ‘very gentle signs’ and can work at home
U.S. Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) speaks after the Senate Republican GOP management election on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 10, 2020.
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Republican Sen. Rick Scott of Florida mentioned Friday he has examined optimistic for the coronavirus and is working from house till he can safely return to Washington.
Scott, 67, is the second Republican senator in every week to check optimistic for Covid-19: 87-year-old Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa introduced his personal prognosis three days earlier.
Republicans maintain a 53-47 edge within the Senate.
Only a week earlier, Scott had campaigned in Georgia for GOP Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, each of whom face runoff elections in January that would decide which get together controls the Senate.
Throughout that journey, Scott appeared in a crowded restaurant and spoke with out carrying a masks earlier than a crowd by which mask-wearing was reportedly minimal.
Scott’s workplace mentioned that after he returned to Florida on Nov. 13, he got here into contact with somebody who subsequently examined optimistic.
Regardless of his personal latest actions, Scott in a pair of tweets urged Individuals to “do the proper issues” to guard one another from contracting the virus, akin to carrying a masks and sustaining a protected social distance.
“After a number of unfavorable checks, I discovered I used to be optimistic for COVID-19 this AM. I am feeling good & experiencing very gentle signs,” Scott tweeted.
“I will be working from house till it is protected for me to return to DC. I remind everybody to watch out & do the proper issues to guard yourselves & others.”
“Put on a masks. Socially distance. Quarantine if you happen to are available contact with somebody optimistic like I did,” Scott added. “We’ll beat this collectively, however all of us should be accountable. I need to thank all of the unbelievable well being care staff who’re working across the clock to take care of sufferers.”
Within the Home, 87-year-old Republican Rep. Don Younger of Alaska introduced final week he was being handled for Covid and is working from house. He was simply re-elected to his 25th time period.