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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Correction: One-not two-participants tested positive for COVID-19 after meeting with Mayor Victorino

Mayor Michael Victorino today corrected a press release issued yesterday, acknowledging that one--not two–of the individuals who met with him and his staff on Thursday tested positive for COVID-19. 

The individual who tested positive on Saturday did not immediately inform the Mayor’s office even though he had cellphone numbers of some executive staff members. The infected individual did not contact the Mayor’s office until 10:15 a.m. on Monday. News of his test results came by way of a social media post over the weekend.

Mayor Victorino received information that two of three meeting participants had tested positive for COVID-19. That information has since been determined to be inaccurate. 

“My office is correcting this error because we value accuracy,” explained Mayor Victorino. “I must also emphasize that no names were mentioned in our announcement.”

Mayor Victorino and all members of his executive staff are fully vaccinated. As a health precaution, unvaccinated individuals who participated in the October 14 meeting were required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test and to wear masks at all times while in the County building.

“Thankfully, all participating staff members have since received negative COVID-19 test results. Ironically, the infected individual is a shining example that masks do work to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” concluded the mayor. “I wish him a speedy and complete recovery from his illness.”

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