LOS ANGELES – Mayor Eric Garcetti is experiencing mild symptoms on Thursday, November 4, his office said, after testing positive for COVID-19 in Glasgow, Scotland, for the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
In accordance with UN guidelines for the conference, Garcetti frequently self-administered nasal swab tests during the trip, which began on Monday, and tested negative, including receiving negative results twice on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the mayor and his staff returned to the United States underwent a PCR test, and on Wednesday Garcetti received a positive test result.
The mayor did not develop symptoms on Wednesday, and said during an interview with ABC 7, “I’m feeling great, which means I think I either got a false-positive at best, or Worst of all, as a person who has been twice vaccinated, the symptoms are extremely mild.”
His office said Thursday afternoon that he is experiencing mild symptoms and is resting in his hotel room. The Los Angeles Times reported, based on an email the mayor sent to his staff, that Garcetti had fever and symptoms of a cold. The Times also reported that a possible date for his return to Los Angeles is November 13.
Garcetti told ABC7 that he plans to keep working during the separation, although he “will have to adjust my sleep to do so.”
He said, ‘I have no plans to return. “I think my Netflix queue will be as long as it is today.”
On Monday, the mayor announced before heads of state that C40 Cities, a climate coalition of 97 cities – which Garcetti chairs – received pledges from more than 1,000 cities and local governments to join the coalition’s Race to Zero .
Mayer spent Monday and Tuesday with the C40 delegation, which includes mayors from 12 international cities within the coalition, including the mayors of Seattle and Phoenix and Athens, Greece; Oslo, Norway; Paris; and Stockholm, among other international cities.
Garcetti and the rest of the delegation took the 4 1/2-hour train ride from Euston Station in London to Central Station in Glasgow on Monday.
In Glasgow, Garcetti was in close contact with London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who named Garcetti as president of the C40 cities, as well as former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is jointly responsible for climate ambition and solutions and global Serves as the Special Envoy of the Nation. Ambassador for Race to Zero and Race to Resilience campaigns.
Garcetti told KNX NewsRadio on Wednesday afternoon that he had no contact during the visit with President Joe Biden – who has appointed the mayor as the next ambassador to India. He said that everyone involved in the United Nations Climate Change Convention is vaccinated.