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North Las Vegas mayor tests positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 6:26 PM, May 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-18 09:47:42-04

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Mayor of the City of North Las Vegas John Lee released a statement on his Facebook page that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Here is the full announcement:

"I was informed late Monday afternoon that someone I had come in contact with had tested positive for COVID-19. I immediately went to get tested, and tested positive, while following all CDC guidelines. I am feeling well, with no symptoms, and will be quarantining according to CDC guidelines and consultation with my doctor. I beat cancer and I'll beat Covid-19. I had not yet gotten the vaccine, and I’d like this to serve as a reminder to all to continue to take proper precautions, as well as ask for prayers for all who have been affected by this virus."

Lee also announced on Monday that he is planning to run for governor to replace Gov. Steve Sisolak.

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