“After a number of unfavourable assessments, I realized I used to be constructive this morning,” he mentioned in a press release. “I’m feeling good and experiencing very delicate signs. I will probably be working from house in Naples till it’s secure for me to return to Washington, D.C.”

Scott, who’s the chairman of the Senate Republicans’ marketing campaign arm, had campaigned final week with Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler who’re each going through January runoff races for reelection in Georgia.

Scott’s workplace mentioned Friday that the senator had come into contact with somebody on the night of November 13 who later examined constructive, after Scott returned house from his journey to Georgia. Scott introduced the doable publicity final weekend and that he would isolate whereas awaiting check outcomes.

“I wish to remind everybody to watch out and do the best issues to guard yourselves and others,” he mentioned in his assertion Friday. “Put on a masks. Social distance. Quarantine in the event you are available contact with somebody constructive like I did.”

Scott cited the upcoming vacation in encouraging People to be accountable.

“As we method Thanksgiving, we all know this vacation will probably be completely different this 12 months,” Scott mentioned. “However, hearken to public well being officers and observe their steering. We are going to beat this collectively, however all of us need to be accountable. I wish to thank all of the unimaginable well being care staff who’re working across the clock to look after sufferers and I pray that by subsequent Thanksgiving, COVID-19 will probably be a factor of the previous.”

Scott is the newest senator to check constructive with Covid-19. Sen. Chuck Grassley, who’s 87, introduced earlier this week he was constructive.
The circumstances brings MeSlop’s tally to 26 Home members and 10 senators which have to date examined constructive or been presumed constructive for the reason that begin of the pandemic.

The elevated quantity in constructive lawmakers from each events and chambers of Congress coincides with the uptick of circumstances throughout the nation. The Home started providing Covid-19 testing for members this week, eight months after the pandemic started.

This story has been up to date with further developments Friday.