S.F. Mayor London Breed tests positive for the coronavirus – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Mayor London Breed has tested positive for the coronavirus, her office said in a statement Wednesday.

She is vaccinated and boosted and feeling well, the statement said. She will be conducting meetings from home and will not attend any public events while isolating.

Following public health guidance, Breed will isolate at home for five days. After that, if she tests negative, she can leave. If she continues to test positive, she could stay home for up to 10 days or until she tests negative.

Breed’s spokesperson Parisa Safarzadeh said the mayor tested positive Wednesday morning and notified her staff and close contacts. Safarzadeh was not aware if the mayor had any known exposure to the virus.

“She takes it very seriously, as do all of us,” Safarzadeh said. “She’s just another person that unfortunately has it.”

Over the past week, Breed attended a Juneteenth celebration in the Fillmore district, the opening of the Stern Grove Festival and hosted an outdoor movie night in the Presidio with state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco.

She welcomed the Golden State Warriors team as they arrived at the airport in San Francisco over the weekend, hugging many of them. On Monday, she attended the Warriors championship parade, posing with many of the team’s star players and politicians including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Barbara Lee, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and state Assembly Member Matt Haney.

On Tuesday, Breed met with San Francisco’s department heads and commissioners and posed for a photo inside City Hall.

Wiener had no close exposure to Breed and tested negative Wednesday on a routine test, a spokesperson said. Haney also said he tested negative Wednesday. Schaaf also tested negative, her staff said. Pelosi had COVID-19 three months ago.

Safarzadeh did not have specifics Wednesday morning on which of Monday’s parade attendees interacted closely with Breed.

“That was largely outside, which is very helpful,” Safarzadeh said.

Breed had a busy public schedule for the rest of this week, including two events Wednesday and a press event to launch the city’s new drug sobering center Thursday. Safarzadeh wasn’t immediately aware that any events needed to be canceled or postponed, but said they would likely continue on without the mayor in person.

COVID has become milder for many people over time, and vaccination has been proven to reduce the risk of severe outcomes.

Chronicle staff writers Aidin Vaziri and Sarah Ravani contributed to this report.

Mallory Moench (she/her) is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: mallory.moench@sfchronicle.com Twitter:@mallorymoench

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