San Antonio mayor says COVID-19 test result came back as ‘negative,’ will continue to self-quarantine

Ron Nirenberg wore mask during ‘brief exposure,' he says

Mayor Ron Nirenberg will quarantine after a brief COVID-19 exposure
Mayor Ron Nirenberg will quarantine after a brief COVID-19 exposure

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San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg announced late Tuesday that his COVID-19 test result came back as negative.

Nirenberg said he will continue to self-quarantine, following public health guidance.

Nirenberg said he learned of the exposure on Tuesday morning. He came into contact with the person who tested positive on Saturday.

The mayor said the exposure was brief and that he was wearing a mask at the time of the encounter.

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San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg is quarantining after a “brief exposure” to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

Nirenberg said he learned of the exposure on Tuesday morning. He came into contact with the person who tested positive on Saturday.

The mayor said the exposure was brief and that he was wearing a mask at the time of the encounter.

Due to the encounter, Nirenberg was tested for the virus and will conduct business and public meetings remotely. He was still awaiting test results as of Tuesday evening.

“With cases on the rise, we have to remain vigilant,” Nirenberg wrote in a tweet. “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.”

Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff just went through a similar experience.

Last week, Wolff quarantined after coming into contact with a county employee who was infected. He has since tested negative.


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