UPDATE: Lexington mayor, husband test negative for COVID-19

The Mayor will continue to treat a minor cough and congestion.

ORIGINAL STORY POSTED 1:30 P.M. JAN. 26, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – After testing positive for COVID-19 last week, both Mayor Linda Gorton and her husband have tested negative for the virus.

“I believe being fully vaccinated and boosted helped keep our COVID-19 symptoms fairly minor,” Mayor Gorton said.

The Mayor will continue to treat a minor cough and congestion. As they have been doing, the Mayor and her husband will continue to follow CDC guidelines of wearing a mask and keeping social distance in public.

ORIGINAL STORY POSTED 4 P.M. JAN. 20, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton and her husband, Charlie, have tested positive for COVID-19.

Both have had two immunization shots plus boosters. They both wear KN95 masks and practice social distancing. The Mayor tested positive Thursday morning; Charlie tested positive Wednesday night.

“We both have mild symptoms,” Mayor Gorton said. Most fully immunized people who get the virus have relatively mild cases.

The Gortons will follow CDC guidelines and isolate for 5 days, and if symptoms are resolving, follow that with 5 additional days of wearing a mask when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people they encounter.

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