New York City Mayor Eric Adams tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, his office said.
“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,” Press Secretary Fabien Levy said in a statement on Twitter Sunday afternoon. “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.”
Adams, who is vaccinated against the coronavirus, will be working remotely while he is isolating, the statement said.
He will also “immediately,” start taking anti-viral medications, which are “offered for free to NYC residents and encourage all New Yorkers eligible for these meds to take them as well,” Levy said.
Earlier Sunday, Adams’ public schedule was updated to reflect a cancellation of multiple in-person public appearances.
Levy then tweeted that the mayor had taken a rapid test and that it had come back negative.
“.@NYCMayor took a #COVID rapid test this AM that was negative, but out of an abundance of caution he has taken a PCR test as well and is awaiting results, ”he said.