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Mayor Stoney in isolation after positive COVID-19 test

Posted at 10:27 AM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 12:13:31-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney has tested positive for COVID-19.

He learned about his positive test result Wednesday morning after feeling "mild symptoms" Monday, according to his office.

“While I do not feel 100 percent, I am thankful that my symptoms are currently manageable and will continue to work from my home to ensure the continuity of city government," Stoney said in a statement.

People considered the mayor's close contacts have been informed and are in quarantine.

“This pandemic is still far from over and must be taken seriously,” the mayor's statement continued said.

Mayor Stoney's State of the City address has been pushed back to Thursday, February 11.

This is a developing story.