His office said that he tested positive earlier on Wednesday and is fully vaccinated.
“He is feeling good and isolating in his hotel room,” his office said on Twitter.
Mayor Garcetti tested positive for COVID-19 earlier today.
He is feeling good and isolating in his hotel room. He is fully vaccinated.
— MayorOfLA (@MayorOfLA) November 3, 2021
Garcetti is the chair of C40 Cities, a network of mayors urging immediate action on climate change.
Garcetti was vaccinated in January. After saying he would wait until doses became more broadly available, he ended up getting his shot earlier than most because, he said, he was working the vaccine line at Dodger Stadium. It’s unclear whether he has since received a booster.
Garcetti has supported the city council’s mandate that all city employees be vaccinated by December 18, last month, “Let me be clear: Any employee who refuses to be vaccinated by this date should be prepared to lose their job.”
President Joe Biden nominated Garcetti to serve as U.S. ambassador to India, but the Los Angeles mayor has yet to have his confirmation hearing.
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