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San Luis Mayor Tests Positive For COVID-19

San Luis Mayor Gerardo Sanchez

San Luis Mayor Gerardo Sanchez announced Saturday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. 

In a post on his mayoral Facebook page, Mayor Sanchez wrote "As your mayor, it is my duty to keep you informed. I have just found out that I have tested positive for COVID-19.  I have mild symptoms, I am currently under medical treatment, and have self-quarantined."

Sanchez continued "As a healthcare professional, but foremost as Mayor for the City of San Luis, ever since this pandemic started, I have strived, along with my team to have measures to prevent this virus.
I will be working diligently from home, and continue in treatment. I urge all of you to follow social distancing, avoid gatherings, abide by the face mask mandate, and follow CDC guidelines.
Thank you all for your prayers and good wishes. "

COVID-19 numbers have gone up in recent weeks in Yuma County.

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.
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