Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall has tested positive for COVID-19.
In comments she made to council members over speakerphone, the first-term mayor said she could not attend Tuesday’s City Council meeting at the Sorenson Unity Center in the west side’s Glendale neighborhood because she was home recovering.
She did not say when she tested positive for the virus.
Mendenhall spokesperson Andrew Wittenberg said the mayor is fully vaccinated and is experiencing mild symptoms.
She was working from home Tuesday, Wittenberg said, and intends to continue doing so this week, taking meetings virtually.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned that COVID-19 transmission rates are high in Salt Lake County right now and has urged Utahns to wear masks to protect themselves — and others — from the latest variant.