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Mayor Johnson tests positive for COVID-19

DALLAS — Mayor Eric Johnson on Tuesday morning tested positive for COVID-19.

The mayor is fully vaccinated and has received a booster shot. He is currently experiencing only very mild cold-like symptoms. He is consulting with his doctor about an appropriate period of isolation.

“I expect to continue working in isolation, and I am looking forward to returning to Dallas City Hall as soon as I am medically cleared to do so,” Mayor Johnson said.

“I also want to once again take this opportunity to encourage our residents to get a vaccine, a booster shot, and a second booster if and when they are eligible to do so,” Mayor Johnson added. “While our lives are largely back to normal, the virus is still with us. Know your risk factors, take appropriate precautions, and be kind to others who may be vulnerable to COVID-19.”

The mayor’s positive test came from an at-home antigen test kit, which he self-administered after he was alerted that a close contact had tested positive Tuesday morning.

All households can receive free test kits from the federal government upon request at Covid.gov/tests.

Mayor Johnson previously tested positive for COVID-19 in October 2021. He experienced mild flu-like symptoms at the time.

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