Congressional candidate Byron Donalds tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.
The Naples Republican took a test before an expected appearance at an event with President Donald Trump in Fort Myers.
“In the lead up to the event with the President, I was tested and notified today that I was positive,” Donalds said in a statement. “My wife Erika and oldest son have tested negative, other results are pending.”
The Donalds have three children. It wasn’t immediately clear whether all had been tested for the coronavirus.
Donalds in August won a high-profile Republican primary for an open seat representing Florida’s 19th Congressional District.
For the moment, Donalds has not reported any symptoms.
“I currently feel fine but am taking all necessary precautions and will be quarantining at home,” he said. “We have notified the organizers of the events I have attended in recent days. We will be holding virtual events and using other means to reach out to voters in the meantime. I look forward to recovering fully and earning the support of voters on Nov. 3rd.”
Democratic opponent Cindy Banyai wished the Donalds family well in her own statement.
“I want to send my regards to Byron and his