Ray Rodrigues tests positive for COVID-19

Sen.-elect Ray Rodrigues has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Estero Republican was tested on Saturday before a routine medical appointment but the results came back on Sunday with a positive result for the coronavirus. He is not showing symptoms.

“In advance of a routine medical procedure, Senator Rodrigues was tested for COVID-19 and was notified today that he is positive,” said Erin Isaac, a spokesperson for his campaign. “He is feeling fine and has no symptoms. He is quarantining and reaching out to people he has been in contact with for notification.”

Rodrigues is the second Florida lawmaker to test positive this weekend.

At this point, a fair percentage of the Florida Legislature has tested positive.

Sen. Shevrin Jones, a West Park Democrat, recovered from the illness in the summer. Like Rodrigues, Jones is at the eight of an eight-year stint in the Florida House and preparing to move to the upper chamber this month.

Rep. Randy Fine, a Palm Bay Republican, was actually hospitalized with the coronavirus in August.

Rep. Geraldine Thompson, a Windemere Democrat, revealed on Saturday she had tested positive.

Additionally, U.S. Rep.-elect Byron Donalds, a Naples Democrat, tested positive in October for COVID-19 ahead

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