Pensacola mayor tested for COVID-19

Pensacola mayor Grover Robinson IV announced today he is in self-quarantine while awaiting test results for COVID-19. 

In an email letter to the public, Robinson said his son had tested positive for COVID-19 and is recovering at home. He is doing well and expected to recover. 

mayor grover robinson

Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson IV

Robinson was tested April 3 for the novel coronavirus, and he said he will continue to serve in his role as mayor as much as possible without potentially exposing others to the illness.  

“Regardless of what happens, rest assured that you are in good hands with very capable employees here at the City of Pensacola,” he said. “We have an incredible team of hardworking people working every day to serve our citizens.”

Robinson said he will update the public once his test results are received, a process that can take days depending on the type of test and capacity at the testing laboratory.

“I urge you all to continue to do your part to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Follow the directives you are receiving from health officials and Gov. (Ron) DeSantis,” Robinson said. “The safety and the future of our city is dependent on all of us working together to stop this virus from spreading.”

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