By Dan Spalding
WARSAW – City Councilman Jerry Frush, who attended Tuesday’s city council meeting, has tested positive for COVID-19.
InkFreeNews was alerted to the development Thursday night in a statement from the city.
The city attempted to inform everybody who was in close proximity to Frush during Tuesday’s meeting.
Frush, who is the oldest member of city council, agreed to allow the city to release his name.
Whether Frush is suffering from any symptoms associated with COVID-19 was not mentioned in the city statement. The city asked Frush to stay at home for 14 days as a precaution.
Council members have been practicing some level of social distancing at meetings and many of the elected officials were wearing masks during much of the meeting. Frush was not wearing a mask during Tuesday’s meeting.
The city’s announcement said the council chambers was being cleaned and disinfected.
Aside from city employees who normally attend the council meetings, only one or two other people attended the meeting.
Earlier this year, Mayor Joe Thallemer tested positive after having an elevated temperature but did not suffer any significant symptoms and quickly recovered.