Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin on Wednesday evening announced that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.
“COVID-19 has made its way to my doorstep. I’ve tested positive but my symptoms are currently mild,” the mayor tweeted.
“Remember, everyone – COVID is real. Please be safe and protect yourselves and your loved ones this holiday weekend,” he added.
He was reportedly tested earlier in the day. This came after a public safety press conference in the morning. Woodfin is now isolating at home and working remotely.
More information was not immediately available.
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn