Oliver Springs Mayor Omer Cox on Wednesday said he is feeling fine, does not have any symptoms of COVID-19, and is out of quarantine.
Cox tested positive for COVID-19 before a scheduled surgery. He learned of the test result on Monday of last week. The surgery was canceled.
Oliver Springs announced after the positive diagnosis that it was closing City Hall until August 3.
Cox said last week that he did not have any symptoms and was not sick. He said he had notified everyone that he had had contact with.
Last week, the mayor said Oliver Springs municipal employees had been notified, and most had been tested.
On Wednesday this week, he said he could have a follow-up test on Friday.
To help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, Cox encouraged people to maintain a distance from others and wear a mask when in public.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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