Pensacola mayor self-quarantining after son tests positive for COVID-19


UPDATE (6:14 P.M.) – The City of Pensacola reports Mayor Robinson has tested negative for COVID-19.

The full press release is below:

Mayor Grover Robinson has tested negative for COVID-19 after being tested today, Friday, April 3. Mayor Robinson was tested due to his son testing positive for COVID-19.

Mayor Robinson will continue to self-isolate and monitor for symptoms for two weeks, according to the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with City of Pensacola policy.

In an abundance of caution, City Hall will be deep cleaned and sanitized over the weekend, in addition to the enhanced daily cleaning measures already taking place due to COVID-19.

Mayor Robinson has not exhibited any symptoms of COVID-19, and he will continue to be available to perform his job duties from home while quarantined as he is able. 

The City of Pensacola will continue to provide services to the public. 

Read the mayor’s message about being tested for COVID-19 here.

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson announced Friday he is self-quarantining after his son tested positive for COVID-19.

Robinson said in a new release he has been tested for COVID-19 and is awaiting test results.

His son, Grover Robinson V, is expected to make a full recovery.

In a statement, Robinson said:

“I wanted you, the citizens of Pensacola, to hear this first from me rather than from another source or rumor.

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

I will continue to do everything I can to serve you while ensuring I am not putting anyone else at risk while I await the results of my test.

It is always my commitment to be as transparent as possible with those who have elected me to serve them, and these circumstances are no different. I will provide an update to the public once I have my test results, whether positive or negative.

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. DeSantis. The safety and the future of our city is dependent on all of us working together to stop this virus from spreading.”

Robinson said he will self-quarantine until he can confirm it is safe for him to be around others.


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