Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer, United Health Centers (UHC) CEO Colleen Curtis, District 5 Councilmember Luis Chavez and UHC Deputy CEO Justin Preas present the new health center with a proclamation Thursday commemorating the grand opening of the Minnewawa health center.

published on May 20, 2022 - 12:20 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

Mayor Jerry Dyer has tested positive for Covid-19 for a second time.

On Friday morning, Dyer posted to his Twitter page that he took two rapid at-home tests after experiencing cold-like symptoms on Thursday night.

“Unfortunately, both were positive. I have cancelled all appointments and events for the next few days. In the meantime, I intend to telework as there is much to do in advance of budget roll-out. At this time, I have very mild symptoms, but will continue following City of Fresno health protocols. Thank you for your understanding.” 

In November 2020, as mayor-elect, Dyer tested positive for Covid-19 after attending an event hosted by Fresno County Supervisor Steve Brandau, who also tested positive a few days after the event.

On Thursday, Dyer held a press conference at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo to announce the expansion of a program to give $10,000 free tickets to community youths and their families. Photos from the event show him unmasked near community leaders including Deputy Mayor Matthew Grundy, Brandau, Fresno City Council President Nelson Esparza, Fresno Center CEO Pao Yang and more.

He also attended a ribbon cutting Thursday for a new health clinic at Kings Canyon Road and Minnewawa Avenue in Fresno with Councilmember Luis Chavez and executives with United Health Centers.

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