Congressman-elect Carlos Gimenez and his wife, Lourdes. It was announced Friday afternoon that the two tested positive for COVID-19. CONTRIBUTED

Congressman-elect Carlos Gimenez and his wife, Lourdes, tested positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 26 after expressing mild symptoms. The announcement came Friday afternoon, as the two are now self-isolating in following the advice of medical professionals and CDC guidelines. 

The former Miami-Dade mayor, who beat Democrat U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell in the November election to represent the Keys and Miami-Dade in Washington, D.C. said Lourdes and he are feeling good and “experiencing no symptoms at this time.”

“I will continue attending New Member Orientation virtually and preparing our office to serve the people of Florida’s 26th Congressional District from Westchester to Key West until I can resume my normal schedule,” the congressman said. “I am extremely grateful for all of the incredible health care workers who are tirelessly dedicated to their patients.”

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