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Tempe Mayor-elect Corey Woods tests positive for COVID-19

Tempe Mayor Corey Woods
Posted at 8:46 PM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 01:18:18-04

TEMPE, AZ — Tempe Mayor-elect Corey Woods announced Tuesday he has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a Facebook post to his constituents, Woods said he woke up last Friday with a fever and other known symptoms of coronavirus.

Woods said he self-quarantined at home until he was able to take a test Monday morning which confirmed he was positive for the virus.

While the majority of his symptoms are mild, Woods said he is still working to regain his full sense of smell.

"I'm sharing this story to let people know that I'm doing well and making a full, speedy recovery. However, I will make the point that COVID-19 is serious business. Until we have truly eradicated the global pandemic we currently find ourselves in, we all need to be extremely careful. I was fortunate to only have mild symptoms, but that has certainly not been the case for everyone. We are going to get past this, but we have to redouble our efforts to follow CDC and local guidelines to protect public health. We are going to get through this together, but we have to do everything in our power to stop the spread," said Woods.

The mayor-elect, who has been working from home, says his energy levels have returned to normal and he is looking forward to his virtual swearing-in ceremony scheduled for Thursday, July 2.