Prince William County Board of Supervisors Ann Wheeler has tested positive for COVID-19.
Wheeler was scheduled to speak at a groundbreaking Innovation Town Center and expansion of George Mason University’s Science and Technology Campus on Friday, but was absent due to the positive test.
Wheeler, who is fully vaccinated and received a booster, attended Tuesday’s board meeting. She said she was tested positive Wednesday night and is in quarantine at home.
Wheeler said she experiences “some symptoms that are manageable.”
“The Covid-19 virus is still with us, and I urge everyone to be vaccinated and boosted if they are able to,” Wheeler said. “I know I would have a much greater risk of serious health problems if I had not been vaccinated and boosted. I am grateful for the scientific advances that have been made since the pandemic began.”
As of Friday, Prince William County had seen 95,365 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic with 737 deaths. The county has seen 64 COVID deaths in the past 12 weeks, and the daily average of new cases in seven days is 49.6.
The Virginia Department of Health reported that 346,544 county residents are fully vaccinated, and 158,172 also received a booster shot.