Mayor of West Hollywood John D’Amico has tested positive for COVID-19 according to a statement released by the city on Wednesday. D’Amico is currently under self-quarantine and all city staff were advised to work off-site as soon as the test results were returned.
“The mayor is taking every precaution as directed by his physician and public health directives. He is home resting and practicing an abundance of self-care,” says a press statement issued by the city. “His husband is doing fine and is doing his part to quarantine at home with Mayor D’Amico. To facilitate their household’s focus on wellness, the Mayor is asking for privacy at this time.”
While D’Amico is out, city manager Paul Arevalo is overseeing a shutdown of city facilities, which have been closed to the public and will undergo “immediate sanitization procedures.”
WeHoville reports that West Hollywood currently has the highest number of novel coronavirus infections as a percentage of population of any city or neighborhood in the region.
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