After potential contact with virus patient, Youngstown mayor tests negative for COVID-19

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Brown is no longer in isolation as a result

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown Mayor Tito Brown has tested negative for COVID-19 after coming into contact with a person who had the virus.

After spending about a week in self-quarantine, Brown was in attendance Tuesday morning at a groundbreaking for a new construction project on Fifth Avenue. He told the crowd that recent test results for the coronavirus were negative, and his personal doctor gave him the go-ahead to leave home.

He isolated himself after getting a call from a contact-tracer who told him that a friend he had seen at a local restaurant had tested positive.

“It was alarming, you know, I think my wife saw it on my face,” he said about learning about the news.

The mayor said he had been following all of the safety protocols, but he does not think he will need any further testing.

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