San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg is working remotely and is quarantined after coming in contact with someone over the weekend who has tested positive for COVID-19. The mayor says he will be working from home for the next 14 days and is awaiting test results.
"This morning, I learned that I had been exposed to an individual who later tested positive for COVID-19. The brief exposure took place Saturday. I was wearing a mask at the time of the exposure and am currently awaiting my test results," said Nirenberg. "Public health professionals have assured me that anyone I’ve come into contact with since the exposure is not at an elevated risk of contracting COVID-19. Per public health guidelines, I am quarantining at home and monitoring for any symptoms. I will be conducting all of my routine business, including public meetings, remotely. With cases on the rise, we have to remain vigilant. We’re all in this together, San Antonio, so let’s continue to wear our masks, wash our hands regularly and keep our distance in public."
Last week, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff self-quarantined after being near a county employee who tested positive. Wolff's test later came back negative.