Congressman Matt Gaetz Issues Statement on First Coronavirus Death in Northwest Florida

March 7, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, US Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) issued the following statement on the first coronavirus-related fatality in Northwest Florida: 

"I'm extremely saddened to learn of the first fatality in our district from coronavirus, a Northwest Floridian residing in Santa Rosa County. Our prayers are with his family and loved ones during this difficult time.

It is important to know that this individual was quarantined shortly after developing symptoms and no further cases have been reported in our district at this time. Please continue to take necessary precautions to minimize your exposure to any illness, including coronavirus.

I'm confident our community will continue to remain vigilant in combating this disease and pray there will be no further contractions of the virus in Northwest Florida," Congressman Gaetz said.