Burlington Mayor Weinberger tests positive for Covid in Italy

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Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger speaks during a press conference held to announce the city’s progress toward its Net Zero Energy City goal on April 12, 2021. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger

Updated at 4:46 p.m.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger tested positive for Covid-19 while on vacation in Italy with his family, his office said in a press release Friday afternoon.

According to the statement, Weinberger “is experiencing mild and improving symptoms” from the virus after testing positive on Wednesday using an at-home test.

The mayor has been isolating from others and avoiding travel per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, his office said. 

Weinberger is staying at a hotel in a small city near Florence, according to Dan McLean, the mayor’s spokesperson. The mayor’s family members have tested negative for Covid-19 and do not have symptoms, McLean said in an email. 

According to the statement, Weinberger is fully vaccinated and received a second booster shot in June. This is the first time he has had Covid-19, McLean said.

The mayor plans to work remotely until returning to Burlington July 23, his office said. He had originally planned to fly to New York on Saturday and return to Vermont the following day, according to McLean.

Per the press release, City Council President Karen Paul will serve as acting mayor until Weinberger returns.

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Shaun Robinson

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Shaun Robinson is a Report for America corps member with a special focus on issues of importance to Franklin and Grand Isle counties. He is a journalism graduate of Boston University, with a minor in political science. His work has appeared in the Boston Globe, the Patriot Ledger of Quincy and the Cape Cod Times.

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