Elkhart Mayor Rod Roberson tests positive for COVID-19

ELKHART, Ind.—Elkhart Mayor Rod Roberson has tested positive for COVID-19, the city announced Monday.

Roberson took two COVID-19 tests on October 26 after exposure to a symptomatic family member. Both tests came back negative.

Out of an abundance of caution, Roberson went into quarantine and worked from home starting October 28, the city said.

After he started his quarantine, Roberson began experiencing symptoms and on November 2, he tested positive for COVID-19, the city said.

Potential contacts have been notified, according to the city.

The mayor is experiencing mild symptoms and is working from home.

“Of course, hearing “positive” was not the outcome I wanted, but when I remembered that I had been quarantining and hadn’t exposed anyone else, the relief was overwhelming. I am grateful my symptoms are mild, I am in good hands, and that I’m able to work from home. As I have reminded you many times, we will get through this together. Continue to be vigilant, Elkhart. This virus is with us it spreads when we give it the opportunity to do so. Stay safe,” Roberson said in a press release.

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