Olds Mayor Mike Muzychka has tested positive for COVID-19, the town has confirmed.
Communications co-ordinator Monica Leatherdale said in an email the mayor tested positive on Monday and is following all Alberta Health Service COVID protocols.
Leatherdale did not respond to a question of whether he was vaccinated.
“We all wish the mayor a speedy recovery and will respect his privacy while he is convalescing.”
Muzychka announced on Twitter and Facebook last Saturday that he had officially launched his mayoral re-election campaign.
“It has been an honour to serve as your mayor for the past 4 years, so much so I would like to do it for 4 more. I hope to hear from every resident of Olds about your concerns, needs and wants,” he wrote on Facebook.
“Please like and follow this page then join in the discussion so we can make our amazing community ever better than it already is.”