Atlanta Mayor, Keisha Lance-Bottoms, Tests Positive for COVID-19

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Atlanta’s mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms, the fierce wife, mother and politician who is in her first-term as the highest-ranking politician in ATL, has tested positive for coronavirus, she announced Monday. The competent Mayor tweeted that “COVID-19 has literally hit home.” Bottoms, a 50-year-old Democrat who has been on the lips of folks saying that she is up in the running to be on the ticket with Joe Biden, said she and her husband only experienced symptoms similar to seasonal allergies.

Bottoms, in an appearance on MSNBC, said the positive test result was a “shock” and she only decided to get tested because her husband had been sleeping more than usual.

“It leaves me for a loss of words because I think it really speaks to how contagious this virus is. We’ve taken all the precautions that you can possibly take. I have no idea when and where we were exposed,” she said.