Naples mayor tests positive for COVID-19

Writer: Joey Pellegrino
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Naples City Hall. Credit: WINK News

Naples Mayor Teresa Heitmann has COVID-19.

Her symptoms are mild and she’s still working virtually. But today’s city council meeting will be different: Anyone going will have their temperature checked, and fiberglass partitions will separate council members.

The city also encourages mask-wearing and social distancing at the meeting on top of the daily cleaning protocols taken. Heitmann is attending the meeting virtually.

The city says someone in her family tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday. That’s when she and two staff members with whom she had been in close contact got a first round of tests. All three came back negative, but they quarantined until they could take a second test Monday. Heitmann’s test was the only one to come back positive.

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