Breaking News
More () »

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's wife tests positive for COVID-19

Fischer said he will be self-quarantining until March 31 after his wife tested positive for coronavirus.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — While Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced he tested negative for coronavirus, he announced his wife Alexandra Gerassimides has tested positive during a press briefing March 18.

Fischer and other local leaders came into contact with someone who tested positive for the virus during the Speed Ball at Speed Art Museum March 7. Congressman John Yarmuth had also announced he was self-isolating due to his contact with the person.

"She's self-isolating right now, she's feeling fine, didn't feel good for a day or so," Fischer said.

Fischer said he will be self-quarantining until March 31.

Dr. Sarah Moyer with the Department of Public Health said they will contact anyone who they believe may be exposed.

Moyer said those who have spent 20 minutes or more within six feet of someone who tested positive are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

WHAS11 will continue to update this story with more information when it is received.

RELATED: Real-time COVID-19 updates in Kentucky: Gov. Beshear orders hair salons, gyms, spas and movie theaters to close

RELATED: Louisville mayor tests negative for coronavirus

RELATED: Mayor Fischer, other city leaders on self-quarantine after coming in contact with positive coronavirus case

►Make it easy to keep up-to-date with more stories like this. Download the WHAS11 News app now. For Apple or Android users.  

Have a news tip? Email assign@whas11.com, visit our Facebook page or Twitter feed. 

Before You Leave, Check This Out