PHOTO RELEASE: Senators Rick Scott and Marco Rubio Hold Roundtable Discussion on Coronavirus in West Palm Beach

March 6, 2020

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Today, Senator Rick Scott and Senator Marco Rubio joined Florida Lt. Governor Jeanette Nuñez and community leaders in West Palm Beach to discuss local, state and federal efforts to protect Americans from the Chinese Coronavirus.

Senator Rick Scott said, “Just as we saw with Zika, local communities are the first to respond, and I was proud to join Senator Rubio, Lt. Governor Nuñez and local leaders in West Palm Beach today to hear firsthand what resources and information they need from the federal government to prevent the spread of the Chinese Coronavirus. I was glad to see the President approve $8.3 billion in critical funding this morning to help continue to prepare for and combat the Chinese Coronavirus in the United States. However, the threat of the Chinese Coronavirus is not going away, and we must keep working to protect Americans.”

Senator Marco Rubio said, “My top priority as a Senator for the State of Florida is to protect the health and safety of our residents. Our best defense to combat this virus is at the local level. I will continue to work with my colleagues in the Senate, and the Administration, as well as Governor DeSantis to ensure that our local governments are equipped with the necessary resources to respond rapidly and effectively to this growing global health crisis.”