City of Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday and is said to be “feeling fine.”
The announcement of Bass’ positive test came Thursday at 10:30 a.m., with her office confirming that she had no scheduled public appearances and would be working from her home.
“Last night, Mayor Karen Bass tested positive for COVID-19 following a routine test,” a statement from the mayor’s office said. “The Mayor is feeling fine and will continue to work remotely as she follows public health guidelines. Mayor Bass is vaccinated and boosted.”
In 2021, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, former Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti also tested positive for the disease and recovered within a couple of weeks.
It is not yet clear how long Bass will be in isolation, but the L.A. Public Health standard is five days, so long as one is without a fever for 24 hours. If symptoms persist after those five days, it is recommended to wear a well-fitting mask around others.
Los Angeles County no longer reports COVID-19 data on a daily basis, switching to weekly updates after the pandemic was declared over.
The county has also done away with most of its free vaccination sites, as it is down to three locations at Ted Watkins Memorial Park in South L.A., Obregon Park in East L.A. and Market Street Center in Santa Clarita.
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