Mayor of St. Charles and 8 family members test positive for COVID-19

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – St. Charles Mayor Dan Borgmeyer has said he has been in quarantine for seven days after testing positive for COVID-19.

He told FOX 2’s Elliott Davis that his symptoms aren’t too severe.

“I’m fine. I had a temperature of 99.5 one evening, a headache and a cold. After that day I was fine,” Borgmeyer said. “This is the second time that I have COVID too. ”

Borgmeyer tested positive for the virus for the first time in 2020. He said it was much milder this time around.

“It’s a lesser case than it was the first time around, but at the same time, it diminishes my feelings and impressions of mask warrants and everything,” the mayor said.

He said eight of his family members have also tested positive for COVID-19 recently.

“Everyone is fine. I have a daughter who is seven months pregnant and we are very careful with her supplemental oxygen,” Borgmeyer said. “Everyone just about anywhere, with a mild case from the flu to a cold. “

St. Charles County is seeing a huge spike in COVID cases. Davis asked the mayor what he plans to do to make the city safer.

“I don’t think it’s a question of making us safer,” Borgmeyer replied. “To be honest with you, yes COVID is spreading like wildfire, omicron is, but the death rate does not exist. Two years ago it was an influenza epidemic and some people died.

The mayor said he and the county executive plan to ask the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce to encourage members to wear masks and practice social distancing.

Asked about a mask warrant following a warrant just passed by St. Louis County, his response was, “No. It is inapplicable. I can’t send a cop to every restaurant someone walks in without a mask. It’s just crazy.

“So the best thing we can do is let the public make their personal decisions about how they are going to manage their personal health,” Borgmeyer added.

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