TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The five Florida representatives who may have been exposed to COVID-19 in Washington, D.C., have been cleared and will not be investigated for coronavirus.
House Speaker Jose Oliva issued a new statement Monday:
"After consultation with the Department of Health and in accordance with CDC protocols for disease control, all Members and staff have been cleared -- none meet the criteria to be investigated for COVID-19," the statement read in part.
Intially, Oliva announced that five Florida representatives and a staff member would voluntarily submit to coronavirus testing after attending the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington D.C. last week.
Florida House floor cleared as sterilization team comes in after five Reps and a staff member agree to voluntarily submit to COVID-19 testing. Had recently attended DC event in which another attendee tested positive. pic.twitter.com/DgSoE0N3V6
— Forrest Saunders (@FBSaunders) March 9, 2020
The representatives were identified as Reps. Sabatini, Altman, McGhee, Donalds and Byrd. All five of them attended the CPAC, where an attendee later tested positive for the coronavirus.
Monday afternoon, the Florida House floor was cleared for disinfection.