Tiffin, Ohio — Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz announced Wednesday that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
“Yesterday I developed very sudden symptoms similar to those of Covid-19,” Montz wrote on Twitter.
Montz was then tested early Wednesday at Tiffin Mercy Hospital and his results came back positive the same day.
“Unfortunately, today I tested positive for the novel coronavirus and have begun my quarantine,” Montz said in his tweet.
Montz will remain under quarantine for at least the next ten days, according to City Administrator Dale Thornton.
Those with whom the mayor has had contact since Saturday evening while he was asymptomatic are being contacted.
City Administrator Thornton told TiffinOhio.net that very few city employees have been in close proximity to the mayor since Saturday, but the few who were have been notified.
Montz will continue to work at home during the period of his quarantine, and he remains available to staff and members of City Council via phone or email as needed.
The mayor said his symptoms are “relatively mild” at this time, and that he will be monitored closely for any changes.
Yesterday I developed very sudden symptoms similar to those of Covid-19. Unfortunately, today I tested positive for the novel coronavirus and have begun my quarantine. Luckily, at this time my symptoms are relatively mild and will be monitored closely for any changes.
— Mayor Aaron Montz (@MayorMontz) October 7, 2020