After learning Sunday that he contracted Covid, Mayor Mike Duggan's office has notified anyone he met directly with that he has the virus and encouraged them to be tested.
"Any city employees who met with him during that time frame are required to test negative before returning to work," said spokesman John Roach in an email to Deadline Detroit. "This has been our protocol since the start of the pandemic for anyone who has been in contact with someone who has tested positive. "
"Since the mayor did have a couple of public events late last week, part of the purpose of his public announcement of being positive was to ensure that anyone attending one of those events could be made aware and decide for themselves whether to be tested as a precaution," Roach wrote.
"After two years, Covid finally caught up with me," the 63-year-old mayor said in a media release Sunday. "Saturday morning, I woke up with a cough, so I took a home Covid test. The result was negative, but I chose to stay home for the day. Sunday morning, the cough persisted, so I took another Covid test. This one came back positive."
Duggan said he was vaccinated and boosted.
The Center For Disease Control recommends:
- If you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, you should wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days from the date of your last close contact with someone with COVID-19 (the date of last close contact is considered day 0).
- Get tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.
- For 10 days after your last close contact with someone with COVID-19, watch for fever (100.4◦F or greater), cough, shortness of breath, or other COVID-19 symptoms.
- If you develop symptoms, get tested immediately and isolate until you receive your test results. If you test positive, follow isolation recommendations.
- If you do not develop symptoms, get tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.
- If you test negative, you can leave your home, but continue to wear a well-fitting mask when around others at home and in public until 10 days after your last close contact with someone with COVID-19.
- If you test positive, you should isolate for at least 5 days from the date of your positive test (if you do not have symptoms). If you do develop COVID-19 symptoms, isolate for at least 5 days from the date your symptoms began (the date the symptoms started is day 0). Follow recommendations in the isolation section below.
- If you are unable to get a test 5 days after last close contact with someone with COVID-19, you can leave your home after day 5 if you have been without COVID-19 symptoms throughout the 5-day period. Wear a well-fitting mask for 10 days after your date of last close contact when around others at home and in public.
- Avoid people who are have weakened immune systems or are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19, and nursing homes and other high-risk settings, until after at least 10 days.