#WeHoStrong – Mayor John D’Amico is Out and About and Well After Testing Positive for COVID-19

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West Hollywood Mayor John D'Amico Facebook Screen grab

West Hollywood Mayor John D’Amico, is all better after testing positive for COVID-19. He posted a video of himself walking his dogs this. He has been in self-quarantine since he learned of his COVID-19 diagnosis earlier this month.

“Last night I spoke to my doctor and today with the LA County DHS surveillance person and they both said that my period of isolation is over based on the recently released LA County guidelines for people infected with COVID -19,” he posted on his Facebook timeline. “It has been 10 days since I have had any symptoms. And so I celebrated w [sic] a walk around the block w the dogs.”

A happy and healthy-looking D’Amico posted a short 14-second video of himself walking down his neighborhood with his two dogs. As of the posting of this piece, the video has generated over 500 likes and close to 200 comments expressing well wishes, happiness and relief. Many of his Facebook friends congratulated him for getting better.

“You look great! thank you for setting an example right from the start,” posted Robert Kovacik.

“With all the sad news (deaths) from the virus, it’s good to hear the good news,” posted Ruth M Dunham.

“Congratulations. Welcome back to a very altered world!,” posted Keith Cox.

“This is such great news – we’ve all been thinking about you and hoping you’d make a recovery,” posted Glenn Gaylord John.

The community was in shock when the City of West West Hollywood revealed that Mayor John D’Amico tested positive for COVID-19 on March 18. He immediately informed West Hollywood City Manager Paul Arevalo who issued an order for all staff members to leave work. City facilities were closed to the public and the staff who could work remotely were transitioned to work-from-home schedules for continuity. All City facilities went through immediate sanitization procedures.

“Thursday evening. Wanted to take a moment to send out a huge THANK YOU [sic] to the more than 1000 people that have sent messages of [love emoji] via social media, email, texts, posts, videos and phone calls,” he tweeted on March 19, the day after the news of his COVID-19 result made headlines throughout Southern California.

D’Amico took every precaution as directed by his physician and public health directives. He rested at his home and practiced self-care with his husband during his quarantine. He has been on twitter retweeting political posts and posting links to food during his self-isolation.

It’s good to see Mayor John D’Amico on the mend and out and about and looking healthy. #wehostrong.

The City of West Hollywood urges community members to stay informed about this rapidly evolving health crisis by visiting www.weho.org/coronavirus.

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