MIAMI (CBSMiami) – U.S. Senator Rick Scott has tested positive for COVID-19.

His office said Scott came into contact with someone after returning to Florida on Friday, November 13th, who subsequently tested positive.

READ MORE: Man Accused Of Pointing Gun At South Miami Winn Dixie Worker, Stealing Steaks, Arrested

He took multiple negative rapid tests earlier in the week, but a PCR test he took Tuesday came back positive on Friday, November 20th.

“After several negative tests, I learned I was positive this morning. I am feeling good and experiencing very mild symptoms. I will be working from home in Naples until it is safe for me to return to Washington, D.C.,” Scott said in a statement.

READ MORE: Hot & Steamy Afternoon, Little Chance For Rain

More from CBSMiami.com
Multiple Sightings Of Monster-Sized Alligators In Florida
MDPD: Case Of Man, Woman Found Dead In SW Miami-Dade Short-Term Rental Now Classified As Homicide
Police: Florida Man Fatally Mauled By Wild Dogs

In the statement, Scott urged everyone to “do the right things to protect yourselves and others.”

“Wear a mask. Social distance. Quarantine if you come in contact with someone positive like I did. As we approach Thanksgiving, we know this holiday will be different this year. But, listen to public health officials and follow their guidance,” he said.

MORE NEWS: First Suspected Case Of Monkeypox In Broward, Warning Signs To Look For

“We will beat this together, but we all have to be responsible. I want to thank all the incredible health care workers who are working around the clock to care for patients and I pray that by next Thanksgiving, COVID-19 will be a thing of the past,” he added.