Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) shared a message Sunday evening from renowned championship golfer Jack Nicklaus, who wants to encourage Americans to take smart precautions amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
“The last week or so has been an incredibly confusing time,” said Nicklaus in a video statement posted by the governor. “We need to be safe, we need to be smart. And many of your kids, you’re going to a lot of places and may bring [coronavirus] home to the senior citizen. I don’t think that’s what you want to do.”
“Let’s all make sure we wash our hands, let’s make sure we’re very smart about where we go and when we go, let’s try and stay away from public places, let’s just be smart,” he said.
The 80-year-old Masters Tournament champion then transitioned to an optimistic message, saying that the coronavirus epidemic is a challenge that Americans will get through together.
The announcement comes as sports leagues across the country have suspended games and tournaments in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus.
My friend @jacknicklaus wanted to share an important message: we need to be smart, be safe, be careful where we go. DON’T TAKE A CHANCE.— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) March 15, 2020
Our seniors are the most vulnerable population, but young people can get infected and spread the virus. #CoronaVirusUpdates pic.twitter.com/gcrV6rNtRQ