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Officials: Florida representatives cleared, will not be investigated for COVID-19

Posted at 4:06 PM, Mar 09, 2020

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.

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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.

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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.