Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings tests positive for COVID-19

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

County officials said the mayor will be working from this week after testing positive on Tuesday evening.

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The county said Demings is fully vaccinated and boosted and is experiencing mild symptoms.

Officials said Demings will continue to work on county business and participate in meetings from home, including attending Wednesday’s GOAA board meeting by conference call.

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Demings will follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocols for returning to the office when it is safe to do so, the county said.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.