Logansport Mayor Chris Martin is in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19.
He took the test after learning he had come into contact over the weekend with someone who tested positive.
Martin posted news of his condition on his Facebook page about 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
“In the spirit of transparency, I wanted to make a statement so that the public was aware of what’s going on, and so that those who had meetings with me which were canceled, understand why,” he stated on his page.
According to the post, he had learned of his positive status Monday afternoon and will be quarantined for 14 days, as recommended.
“Everyone that I’ve come in contact with has been notified,” he added.
He had begun experiencing flu-like symptoms in the days before he posted about his illness and wrote about “full body aches, with a fever and chills.”
“My symptoms are being closely monitored and will result in the proper medical attention if need be,” he wrote.
The Board of Works and Safety meeting for Wednesday morning, which Martin presides over, was canceled for lack of a quorum.
Deputy Mayor Jacob Pomasl is on vacation, leaving Lisa Terry as the sole Boards of Works member available for the meeting.
Items on the agenda will go on next week’s agenda, according to Deputy Clerk Rose Woodward.
This appears to be the first government meeting in Cass County that has been canceled because of a case of COVID-19. However, some meetings were canceled at the beginning of the pandemic for safety.
In the first half of 2020, the Board of Works met every other week instead of every Wednesday, according to Woodward.
The mayor’s Facebook post ended with a call for people to consider the gravity of the disease and the resurgence affecting thousands in the state.
“Numbers are rising exponentially, with seemingly no end in sight,” he wrote. ”Hospitalization rates are once again skyrocketing.”
“Folks, please take this seriously,” he continued. “This virus is no joke, as I’m currently experiencing, and it’s important that we continue the proper measures to keep everyone safe and healthy. We must do better.”
A significant number of people have responded with well wishes to his post.
The mayor’s full statement can be found online at www.facebook.com/mayorchrismartin/posts/446346123489763.