Statement on Mayor's Positive COVID-19 Test
Monday Oct 4th, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BALTIMORE, MD (Monday, October 4, 2021) — Mayor Brandon M. Scott's Director of Communications Cal Harris released the following statement:
“Mayor Scott tested positive for COVID-19 late this morning, and is currently self-isolating at his home in Northeast Baltimore. The Mayor is asymptomatic and currently feels fine. He will work remotely until he is officially cleared to return to City Hall.
“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.”