Cincinnati mayor, gubernatorial candidate tests positive for COVID-19

Credit: Sam Greene

Credit: Sam Greene

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley announced Friday that he has COVID-19.

Cranley, a Democratic candidate for governor, said he was tested after he came into contact earlier in the week with someone who had COVID-19.

“I am fully vaccinated, boosted, and experiencing mild symptoms,” Cranley, 47, said in a statement. “Thankfully, my wife and son have tested negative. I have reached out to everyone I came into contact with this week encouraging them to get tested. Please wear your masks, get vaccinated and get boosted. I urge everyone to exercise caution this holiday season.”

Cranley’s positive COVID-19 test comes days after he gave an unprecedented press conference with Cincinnati Mayor-elect Aftab Pureval urging people in Cincinnati to get vaccinated and to get the COVID booster.

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