Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has tested beneficial for the coronavirus, a spokesperson for his division confirmed Tuesday.
Villanueva was in excellent spirits, Capt. Lorena Rodriguez, a Sheriff’s Department spokesperson, informed The Moments.
She did not validate no matter whether the sheriff, who has been vaccinated, was boosted or say how he contracted the virus.
In February, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors moved to acquire COVID-19 vaccine mandate enforcement responsibilities absent from Villanueva, who continuously said he would not hearth deputies who refuse to get vaccinated.
The sheriff, who is trying to get reelection, regularly criticized the mandate and claimed enforcing it would lead to a “mass exodus” from the drive.
In lieu of the mandate, Villanueva necessary unvaccinated workforce to get weekly coronavirus assessments and threatened to willpower staff for insubordination if they refused to share their vaccination standing.
Just after a restricted most important race, the sheriff is headed to a November runoff against retired Extended Beach Law enforcement Main Robert Luna, who trailed Villanueva by about 5 proportion points.