Mayor Stoney tweets he’s negative for COVID-19, continues to isolate

Mayor Stoney tweets he’s negative for COVID-19, continues to isolate
Mayor Levar Stoney holds a news conference Wednesday to provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in the city (Source: NBC12)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney tweeted on Saturday that he has tested negative for COVID-19.

“I’ve tested negative for coronavirus, but I’ll continue to quarantine as recommended by the experts," Stoney said in a tweet.

Stoney, who recently won his reelection campaign for his second term as mayor, reminded residents to isolate and get tested in instances of COVID-19 exposures.

Stoney has been in quarantine due to potential COVID-19 exposure after a campaign team member tested positive after they interacted with staff at the Richmond City Registrar, where there have been positive cases.

Kirk Showalter, General Registrar, announced that 90% of the staff at the Richmond City Registrar is under quarantine after three people tested positive for COVID-19.

Former mayoral candidate Alexsis Rodgers posted on Twitter that she will be quarantined after being around staff and individuals who have tested positive at the registrar’s office.

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