Senator Rick Scott to quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19

Florida's U.S. Senator Rick Scott announced on Twitter Saturday that he would be quarantining after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

In his Tweet, Scott said that after arriving in Florida Friday night he came in contact with the individual who subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. He went on to say that he was tested for the novel coronavirus Saturday morning and received a negative result.

Scott also said he does not have any symptoms. However, out of an abundance of caution, the senator said he will be quarantining.

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As of Saturday, Florida reported a total of 875,096 COVID-19 cases in the state, which is up more than 4,500 from Friday. The state is also reporting more than 17,000 deaths from the novel coronavirus.

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The Florida Department of Health has opened a COVID-19 Call Center at 1-866-779-6121. Agents will answer questions around the clock. Questions may also be emailed to Email responses will be sent during call center hours.

LINK: Florida's COVID-19 website

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