Laguna Beach city manager tests positive for Covid-19, says is working from home and will recover

Laguna Beach City Manager John Pietig has actually checked favorable for the novel coronavirus and also is self-isolating at home, according to the city.

“I remain in great spirits, will remain to function from house and expect to make a complete recuperation,” Pietig claimed in a declaration.

Pietig took part via the Zoom conferencing service in the Tuesday, March 31, Laguna Coastline City Council meeting.

During that conference, some residents shared issue the variety of validated instances of coronavirus reported by the region in Laguna Beach were proportionally greater than various other cities in Orange Area.

According to the OC Healthcare Company update on April 1, Laguna Coastline has the highest number of verified situations per head in Orange Region. The seaside community has 25 instances reported among a population base of 23,358. That’s at least 1 instance per thousand citizens.

“We’re a more short-term community where individuals come here to our coastlines,” said Councilman Peter Blake, who early on was just one of the most vocal in asking for a closure of the city’s coastlines. On March 23, Laguna Beach was the first city in Orange Area to close its beaches, trailheads and also parks.

“We do have some very early testing locations,” Blake claimed. “We’re additionally a much more health-conscious area as well as examination previously.”

On Tuesday, the Common council also introduced the once a week Farmer’s Market held near Town hall on Saturdays will certainly be shut indefinitely.

Pietig, like much of the city personnel, has been working from home for a minimum of the last 9 days.

Blake said he was amazed to listen to of Pietig’s positive result.

“He’s never ever shown any signs,” Blake said, adding he was last literally near Pietig throughout the city’s March 17 City Council conference.

“John has actually done an amazing task,” Blake claimed. “I do not recognize if he’s had a time off.”

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