Governor Rick Scott has been meeting with federal leaders on the importance of putting partisanship aside and treating the Zika Virus threat like a hurricane. Governor Scott has met with several Congressional members to ask that they quickly hold a field hearing on Zika preparedness in Miami. Governor Scott also met with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell this morning to discuss various requests state agencies and leaders from Florida have for the federal government to ensure Florida is prepared for the possible spread of Zika.

Governor Rick Scott said, “This morning I met with HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell to relay requests that state agencies need from the federal government. The Florida Department of Health is requesting 5,000 Zika preparedness kits to ensure Florida residents and visitors have access to items that will reduce the risk of getting Zika in the event it becomes mosquito-borne in Florida.