City manager tests positive for COVID-19; San Miguel County sees rise in positive cases

City manager tests positive for COVID-19; San Miguel County sees rise in positive cases

From the Las Vegas Optic

San Miguel County has seen a steady rise in positive coronavirus cases throughout October, with 17 new cases Friday through Sunday alone. By contrast, the county reported just 19 cases for the entire month of September.

At least one of the county’s recent COVID-19 cases has come from inside Las Vegas City Hall after City Manager William Taylor tested positive for the virus over the weekend.

City Councilor David Romero said he was notified of the positive test result Monday.

“Hopefully everyone who has been in contact with him has been notified about getting tested,” Romero said. “We need to ensure the safety of our employees, and those who were in contact with him need to be tested or quarantined.”

Mayor Louie Trujillo told the Optic that Taylor began feeling ill last week, but hasn’t been working since first experiencing symptoms.