Jul 31, 2020 5:05 PM

Western Kan. mayor who declined masks tests positive for virus

Posted Jul 31, 2020 5:05 PM

SCOTT CITY, Kan. (AP) — A western Kansas mayor who had not been wearing a mask says he has tested positive for COVID-19. Scott City Mayor Everett Green says he may have caught the virus at a political event for a state senator on July 18.

Green said on Facebook that he tested positive earlier this week. He had what he thought were seasonal allergies for a few weeks but got tested after losing his senses of smell and taste over the weekend.

Green says it's likely he'll wear a mask after he finishes a 14-day quarantine at home. Scott City is about 36 miles north of Garden City.