Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson reported Tuesday that he tested positive for COVID-19 and had mild symptoms, although he is fully vaccinated against the disease.
Johnson noted in a statement that He underwent a diagnostic test after he started feeling ill on Monday and canceled his scheduled activities on Tuesday.
He added that his wife, Nikki, who is also fully vaccinated against COVID-19, tested negative for the virus.
Johnson said he had canceled his commitments for the rest of the week. She also noted that she had notified people she recently had contact with and the school her children attend that they are not eligible for the vaccine.
“I appreciate your thoughts and prayers on behalf of my family, and I look forward to a speedy recovery so that I can return to work with my colleagues in service to the people of Dallas,” Johnson said.
“What’s more, I want to take this opportunity to once again encourage Dallas residents to get vaccinated if they haven’t already done so, and receive the booster dose when eligible. Vaccines have saved lives and can make post-vaccination infections, like mine, much less serious. “