Atlanta Mayor-elect Andre Dickens tests negative for coronavirus

December 1, 2021 Atlanta - Mayor-elect Andre Dickens greets Jenifer Keenan, reacts as he talks to campaign staff at his campaign headquarters on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Andre Dickens, the Atlanta native who first beat an incumbent eight years ago for a spot on the City Council, defeated Felicia Moore in Tuesday's runoff election to become Atlanta's 61st mayor. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

December 1, 2021 Atlanta - Mayor-elect Andre Dickens greets Jenifer Keenan, reacts as he talks to campaign staff at his campaign headquarters on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Andre Dickens, the Atlanta native who first beat an incumbent eight years ago for a spot on the City Council, defeated Felicia Moore in Tuesday's runoff election to become Atlanta's 61st mayor. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

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.

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