Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey tests positive for COVID-19

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey announced on Friday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation at home.

According to a release from the city, Gainey is fully vaccinated and boosted, and is only experiencing minor symptoms.

The city said Gainey will be fulfilling his duties from home following all recommended guidelines from the CDC and Health Department.

“I’m thankful for the protection provided by the vaccine and boosters and I hope my diagnosis can serve as a reminder to all of us to remain vigilant in the face of the ongoing pandemic,” Gainey said.

Shortly after Gainey’s announcement, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

Gainey and Fitzgerald were both in Harrisburg this week with Governor Tom Wolf.

According to Gov. Wolf’s press secretary, he took a COVID-19 test out of caution, and it was negative.