West Hollywood's Mayor Has Coronavirus

West Hollywood officials announced Wednesday that Mayor John D’Amico has tested positive for COVID-19. The mayor is quarantined at his home, where he is resting. All city staff have been ordered to work off-site, effective immediately. City offices are undergoing a thorough cleaning.

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Public Health Department released a tally of local cases. West Hollywood had 11 cases—the highest number in the county. The Melrose area had 10, while the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Encino had 6.

Two other public officials were revealed to have COVID-19 this week: Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) and Ben McAdams (D-UT). Last week, Chula Vista City Councilman Steve Padilla announced he had been diagnosed with COVID-19. Former House Impeachment Counsel Daniel Goldman has also tested positive for the virus.


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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 09:40

Former L.A. City Councilman Mitch Englander has agreed to plead guilty to one count of conspiring to falsify material facts in a federal corruption investigation.