MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami Beach Commissioner David Richardson announced Sunday he has tested positive for COVID.
Miami-Dade Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, who is running for county mayor, appeared with Richardson at a campaign event on Friday in South Beach.
“I have already reached out to the few people who were around me in the past few days without a mask to encourage them to get tested as soon as possible, and I will continue to work with professionals on contact tracing,” Richardson said in a statement Sunday.
As a result of Richardson’s positive test, Levine Cava went to get tested at the Hard Rock Stadium site.
Levine Cava’s campaign released a statement saying “she is not experiencing any symptoms and the results of her rapid test came back negative.”
However, all in-person campaign stops for Monday have been halted as she awaits the results from the PCR test, which a spokesperson said should come Tuesday.
Fellow Miami-Dade County Commissioner Eileen Higgins was also in attendance and went to get tested. Her results came back negative.
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Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber also attended Friday’s event. He said he will get tested on Monday.
Lastly, Christian Ulvert, a campaign consultant to Levine Cava and Higgins, also got tested after attending the event. Ulvert said his came back negative.
A Miami Beach spokesperson said “everyone who attended Friday’s event at the Ocean Drive drag bar Palace wore masks.”
Richardson, who is reportedly experiencing minor symptoms, has begun his quarantine.