New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ office confirmed Sunday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
The New York Post reported, that according to City Hall, Adams will quarantine at Gracie Mansion and will also work remotely there this week.
Press Secretary Fabien Levy said in a statement Sunday afternoon, “This morning, Mayor Adams woke up with a raspy voice and, out of an abundance of caution, took a PCR test that has now come back positive.” “At this time, the mayor has no other symptoms, but he is already isolating and will be canceling all public events for the remainder of the week.”
Levy also stated that Adams will begin taking antiviral medications immediately, which are “offered for free to NYC residents and (Adams) encourages all New Yorkers eligible for these meds to take them as well.”
Mayor Adams is fully vaccinated but will cancel many upcoming in-person appearances.
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