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Duluth mayor isolates due to COVID symptoms

While she has not yet tested positive, she said she is symptomatic and expects to isolate for up to a week.

Duluth Mayor Emily Larson talks about some of the city’s needs during a roundtable session
Duluth Mayor Emily Larson talks about some of the city’s needs during a roundtable session with Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz at Duluth City Hall on Feb. 25.
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DULUTH — Duluth Mayor Emily Larson is isolating after experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

In a series of tweets Wednesday, Larson, who is vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, said the illness is spreading through her household due to "influx of recent in-person events (and) an increase in overall exposures." While she has not yet tested positive, she said she is symptomatic and expects to isolate for up to a week.

"While I tested negative today, based on symptoms I’m guessing that will change," Larson tweeted.

Larson will miss her scheduled speech at HeartlandForward's 2022 Heartland Summit in Bentonville, Ark.

"I am now headed back to my couch for the foreseeable future to rest & work from home & will see you all in 5-7 days," Larson tweeted. "This is my first covid infection & hope it is my last."

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COVID-19 cases are rising throughout the region.

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