Atlanta Mayor-elect Andre Dickens announced Wednesday night that he has tested negative for coronavirus after he received a positive test result on Dec. 20.
Dickens shared the news on Twitter and told people to do their part to stop the spread of the virus. He previously quarantined himself for 10 days after experiencing mild symptoms, according to his spokesman.
“Make sure you continue to wear your mask, wash your hands properly, encourage vaccines and boosters, and get tested,” Dickens said on Twitter.
The incoming mayor has taken several COVID tests amid the emergence of COVID’s new infectious omicron variant.
Dickens is hosting a roster of events leading up to his inauguration as Atlanta’s 61st mayor on Monday at Georgia Tech’s Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Masks will be required at every event in accordance to the mandate enacted by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.