Los Angeles County supervisor Kathryn Barger said on Tuesday she had tested positive for the coronavirus.
“It sounds like a cold, but everyone’s experience is different,” Barger said in a tweet. “It’s time to talk – I isolate myself, I rest and I keep my loved ones at bay. “
Barger encouraged residents to get vaccinated against the virus and stay at home in order to flatten the curve amid an increase in COVID cases.
The supervisor was often featured in county COVID-19 news outlets during the first year of the pandemic, updating residents of LA County’s toll of the virus.
Barger serves residents of the 5th District – the largest in LA County – which includes 22 towns and 70 unincorporated communities in the Antelope, San Gabriel, San Fernando, Crescenta and Santa Clarita valleys.
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