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Decatur Mayor Julie Moore Wolfe tests positive for COVID-19

Decatur Mayor Julie Moore Wolfe tests positive for COVID-19

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Mayor Julie Moore Wolfe wears a mask during a news conference at the Macon County Office Building in April. The Decatur City Council on Monday is expected to discuss a mask ordinance that would impose graduated fines on those who are found to be in violation.

DECATUR — Decatur Mayor Julie Moore Wolfe announced Thursday morning that she has tested positive for COVID-19.

Moore Wolfe made the announcement during her daily coronavirus update interview on Byers & Co. on WSOY-AM.

"I did test positive for COVID," Moore Wolfe said, adding she got the positive test result Wednesday afternoon.

"We are in quarantine in our house and hopefully we haven’t been spreading it," Moore Wolfe said, adding a second family member also has tested positive.

"I cannot urge enough for people to take this seriously," she said. "I do. I wear a mask. I try to stay socially distant. I may not be as good as I was in the very very beginning of this, but it’s all around us."

Her announcement came a day after Macon County health officials announced 78 new cases of coronavirus.

Moore Wolfe said she is fever-free and suffering symptoms she generally associates with nagging seasonal allergies.

"The symptoms I have, it's like fall allergies that I get all the time so I  don’t know how long I’ve had this. I don’t know if this is new and in the beginning or if I’ve been carrying it."

Moore Wolfe said he began contact tracing and has been reaching out to people she has come into contact with who might be at risk.

She said discussions already are underway to determine how she will be handling city business and taking part in Monday's Decatur City Council meeting.

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