SF Mayor London Breed tests positive for COVID-19 – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Mayor London Breed has tested positive for COVID-19, 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 COVID-19.

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

Over the weekend, Breed welcomed the Golden State Warriors team as they arrived on the tarmac in San Francisco, hugging many of them. On Monday, she attended the Warriors championship parade, posing with many of the team’s star players and politicians including Congresswomen Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Lee, and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf.

As of Wednesday, Schaaf was working and was not sick. Her staff were checking if she had tested since the parade.

Also over the past week, Breed met with San Francisco’s department heads and commissioners at City Hall, attended a Juneteenth celebration in the Fillmore district and the opening of the Stern Grove Festival. She also hosted an outdoor movie night in the Presidio with State Sen. Scott Wiener.

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 would likely continue on without the mayor in person.

A recent study showed COVID has become milder for many people over time, and vaccination has been proven to reduce the risk of severe illness or death.

This is a breaking news story, check back for updates.

Staff writers Aidin Vaziri and Sarah Ravani contributed reporting.

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

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