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Baltimore Mayor-Elect Brandon Scott Quarantining After Potential Exposure To COVID-19

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- Just days before his inauguration, Baltimore mayor-elect Brandon Scott said he is self-quarantining after potentially being exposed to COVID-19.

Scott said he has tested negative for the virus on two separate occasions. He is working from home and experience no symptoms.

"Since Saturday, I have tested negative for COVID-19 twice, and tested negative on three separate occasions prior to," he said. "I continue to consult with the Health Commissioner and Health Department daily, and out of an abundance of caution, will continue my quarantine as long as the public health professionals deem it necessary."

Scott said he hopes this serves as a reminder for everyone to act vigilantly.

"I think this is something that is critical for folks to understand that we have to follow public health advice," he added.

As long as Scott's trend of no symptoms continues, he should be out of quarantine by Saturday.

For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department's website or call 211. You can find all of WJZ's coverage on coronavirus in Maryland here.

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