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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley tests positive for COVID-19

Published: Dec. 24, 2021 at 3:07 PM EST
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Mayor John Cranley tested positive Friday for COVID-19, a statement from his office read.

Cranley says he was alerted that he came in contact earlier this week with someone who tested positive and then he tested positive as well.

The mayor says he is fully vaccinated, has had a booster, and is experiencing mild symptoms.

His wife and son have both tested negative, Cranley says.

“I have reached out to everyone I came into contact with this week encouraging them to get tested,” Cranley wrote in his statement.

Earlier this week, Cranley appeared at a press conference to talk about COVID-19 with mayor-elect Aftab Pureval, City Manager Paula Boggs Muething, and Health Commissioner Melba Moore.

“Whitney and I wish Mayor Cranley a speedy recovery. Out of an abundance of caution, I took a COVID-19 test today and it was negative,” Pureval said in a statement.

Both Cranley and Pureval encouraged people to wear masks and get vaccinated.

Cranley is running on the Democratic ticket for governor.

Pureval will be sworn in as Cincinnati’s mayor on Jan. 4, 2022.

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