On Sunday, December 6th, Coral Gables Mayor Raul J. Valdes-Fauli received results of his routine COVID-19 test and was informed he had tested positive.
Valdes-Fauli, 77, had most recently participated in the city’s tree lighting ceremony on Friday, December 4th, where he had been in close contact with the other members of the City Commission and members of City staff.
The Mayor reported his test result to City Manager Peter Iglesias on Sunday night. Iglesias informed the Vice Mayor and Commissioners, as well as select staff members.
Some staff members who may have potentially been exposed were not informed until Monday. No email was sent to staff who may have been exposed, they were informed in person. Most found out through Gables Insider’s article on Monday.
Gables Insider has been informed that no additional staff members or members of the Commission have tested positive for COVID-19.
The Mayor is reportedly feeling well.