West Hollywood Mayor John D’Amico received word yesterday from his healthcare provider that his COVID-19 test came back positive. He immediately informed West Hollywood City Manager Paul Arevalo, according to a city press release.
City Manager Paul Arevalo issued an immediate order for all staff members to leave work. City Facilities have been closed to the public and staff who can work remotely are being transitioned to work-from-home schedules for continuity. All City facilities will undergo immediate sanitization procedures.
The Mayor is taking every precaution as directed by his physician and public health directives. He is home resting and practicing an abundance of self-care. His husband is doing fine and is doing his part to quarantine at home with Mayor D’Amico. To facilitate their household’s focus on wellness, the Mayor is asking for privacy at this time.
The City of West Hollywood has, for weeks, been taking coordinated action following the lead of public health recommendations to respond to the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) public health crisis. Last week, the City issued a cancellation of all non-essential meetings and events. On Monday, the City declared a local emergency. On Tuesday, West Hollywood City Hall and City facilities were closed to the public. At each step, the City has been taking absolutely every precaution to safeguard employees.
The City of West Hollywood urges community members to stay informed about this rapidly evolving health crisis by visiting www.weho.org/coronavirus