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Sen. Rick Scott quarantines again after contact with COVID-19 patient

Former governor has no symptoms

Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., takes off his mask before he speaks to the media after 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. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., takes off his mask before he speaks to the media after 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. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Sen. Rick Scott announced on Twitter Saturday afternoon that he would be entering self-quarantine because he learned that he recently came into contact with someone who has since tested positive for COVID-19.

Scott said he was in contact with the person Friday night after arriving in Florida and later learned that person was infected.

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The former governor said he took a coronavirus test Saturday morning that came back negative. He added that he has no symptoms but is choosing to quarantine out of an abundance of caution.

In March, when the state first began reporting COVID-19 cases, Scott decided to enter self-quarantine after attending an event in Miami with a Brazilian Embassy member who tested positive.