Scott said he was notified Nov. 28 of the exposure.
“I continue to consult with the health commissioner and Health Department daily and, out of an abundance of caution, will continue my quarantine as long as the public health professionals deem it necessary,” he said in a news release Thursday.
Late Thursday, Scott tweeted a video update, saying, “#Baltimore Thank you for checking on me! I am feeling great!”
“I am doing fine at home, following the advice of public health professionals. Feeling great. As I said, we said before, tested negative, but want to lead by example — a quarantine at home, growing a quarantine beard to go with the quarantine fro,” Scott said in the video.
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“But wanted to thank everybody for all your emails, your texts, your phone calls, your social media messages, and just want to show everybody the gratitude for wishing me well. Again, I feel fine. I feel great. Still working here at home in my home office and can’t wait to come back out and work and do that in a socially distanced, safe way.”
Scott, who is routinely seen wearing a mask at events indoors and outdoors, is tested for COVID-19 every other day, Stefanie Mavronis, Scott’s spokeswoman, said Thursday.
“It just shows how even someone like him, who is taking all the possible precautions and is in touch with all the health experts, that he can still end up being exposed,” Mavronis said.
The health department conducted contact tracing regarding the exposure and notified Scott he was a “potential close contact” to someone with the illness. Mavronis declined to specify at what event Scott was exposed to help protect the infected individual’s identity.