Self-quarantined mayor gets Facebook’s take on his whiskers

5/3/19 - Atlanta - Mayor of Sandy Springs Rusty Paul speaks at a meeting of Fulton County mayors at the Fulton County Government Center to discuss funding a transit plan that could include bus rapid transit along I-285 in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday, May 3, 2019. The discussion expanded to talk about the assumed funding and more as it would relate to the potential for more transportation. EMILY HANEY / emily.haney@ajc.com

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5/3/19 - Atlanta - Mayor of Sandy Springs Rusty Paul speaks at a meeting of Fulton County mayors at the Fulton County Government Center to discuss funding a transit plan that could include bus rapid transit along I-285 in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday, May 3, 2019. The discussion expanded to talk about the assumed funding and more as it would relate to the potential for more transportation. EMILY HANEY / emily.haney@ajc.com

Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul is currently in day 12 of a 14-day quarantine for a coronavirus exposure and says he has no symptoms. Unless you count a little beard gruff he’s growing.

On Tuesday the mayor took to Facebook to ask resident for their opinion on Facebook.

“…Should it stay or grow… I mean go,” he asked.

While it was reported in the media, I haven’t commented on it. I am in Day 12 of quarantine due to Covid-19 exposure. ...

Posted by Rusty Paul on Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Paul announced last week he would self-quarantine for two weeks after his exposure to others with coronavirus. During the City Council meeting held by teleconference on April 7, city attorney Dan Lee announced that he was recovering from COVID-19. Paul said he earlier attended a meeting in person with Lee and another employee who tested positive for coronavirus.

In addition to citizens wishing Paul good health on Facebook, many commenters are encouraging him to shave the beard when he is finally able to leave the house.