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Mayor Dickens tests positive for COVID-19, works from home

By John Ruch

Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced Sept. 6.

“So I’ll be taking my meetings from here, from home, virtually for the next few days until I test negative,” said Dickens in a video he released on social media.

Dickens said he was experiencing “mild symptoms.” He attributed the mildness of symptoms to receiving COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots and encouraged the public to do the same.

A new round of booster shots whose formula is tailored for new “omicron” variants of the pandemic virus started to become available last week.

Dickens previously tested positive in December 2021, shortly before his inauguration.

Former Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who led the city at the start of the pandemic in 2020, also caught COVID-19 that year and recovered.

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