Mayor Brandon Scott, left, is pictured getting his vaccine shot in March. Mayor Scott announced that effective Oct. 18, all city employees will have to report their vaccination status or submit to weekly COVID testing. (Photo by Mark Dennis)

By AFRO Staff

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott tested positive for COVID-19 the morning of Oct. 4. Mayor Scott’s Director of Communications Calvin Harris said in a statement that the mayor is “self-isolating at his home in Northeast Baltimore.” 

Scott, who publicly received the vaccine in March, reportedly showed no symptoms and is “feeling fine.” 

“The Mayor regularly gets tested for COVID-19 to safeguard the health of City Hall colleagues and Baltimoreans he meets in the community. His test results came back negative last Friday, however he received two positive tests today. Mayor Scott is proactively working with the Baltimore City Health Department’s contact tracing units to notify colleagues he came across at outdoor events this past weekend. This serves as another reminder of the vast challenges faced by the ongoing global pandemic. Despite being vaccinated and following Baltimore City’s health protocols, breakthrough infections are a real threat. This could have been a different situation if Mayor Scott were not vaccinated, which is why he continues to work closely with Commissioner Dzirasa to support ongoing vaccination efforts across Baltimore,” Harris said in a statement. 

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