Eric Adams, New York City Mayor, Tests Positive For COVID-19


Eric Adams, New York City Mayor has tested positive for COVID-19 after his 100th day in office. 

His office announced the news via social media on Sunday afternoon.

In a statement, Mayor Adams’ Press Secretary, Fabian Levy said the mayor woke up with a “raspy voice, and out of an abundance of caution, took a PCR test that has now come back positive.”

Levy continued by stating that Adams is now free from any additional symptoms. He has also cancelled all public events scheduled for the remainder of the week.

This comes one week after Adams attended the Gridiron Dinner in Washington D.C.–now considered to be a superspreader event. 

The dinner party drew 630 guests. NBC News reports, 67 guests tested positive since then.

Adams was also present at many events in the city, including Opening Day at Yankee Stadium for the Yankees and the Reel Abilities Film Festival which showcases the work of people with disabilities.

Adams’ office says he is self-isolating and taking anti-viral COVID-19 medications.