Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer tests positive for COVID-19

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer has tested positive for COVID-19.

Dyer made the announcement during Monday’s meeting of the Orlando City Council. Dyer, who attended the meeting digitally, opened the meeting by noting that he was appearing remotely/virtually.

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer quarantined at his home after contracting COVID 19
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer attends the January 24 meeting of the Orlando City Council digitally after contracting COVID-19 the week prior

“Late last week, both Suzie and I tested positive for COVID-19. We’ve experienced very mild symptoms and I would credit that due to the fact that we are both double vaccinated, and then we’ve also had our booster shots,” said Dyer, referring to his wife.

Dyer stated that it’s a “good reminder” that although those who are vaccinated can still contract COVID-19, the likelihood is that symptoms will be “milder.”

“Get your vaccinations and get your booster shots,” said Dyer, suggesting that those who do not could end up in the “hospital or dead.”

Last week, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings tested positive for COVID-19.

Amidst the positive tests last week, Orange County Department of Health Administrator Dr. Raul Pino was put on temporary leave after comments he made to employees regarding their vaccination rate.

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