Atlanta Mayor Dickens tests positive for COVID-19, says he has 'minor symptoms'

Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens attends 38th Annual Atlanta UNCF Mayor's Masked Ball at Atlanta Marriott Marquis on December 18, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Atlanta's Mayor Andre Dickens admitted to testing positive for COVID-19 in a tweet posted Tuesday afternoon.

"Good morning Atlanta, and I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. I wanted to come on here and let you know I just tested positive for COVID," the mayor said in a video associated with the tweet.

Mayor Dickens revealed his plan to work from home over the coming days while recovering.

"I am feeling fine. I have minor symptoms and I think that's because I am vaccinated, and I am boosted," he said.

Immediate comments poured in wishing him a speedy recovery.

This is Mayor Dickens' second time testing positive for COVID-19 after his first run-in with the virus in 2021 when he was Atlanta's mayor-elect.