Hattiesburg’s Ward 4 Councilmember tests positive for COVID-19

Hattiesburg’s Ward 4 Councilmember tests positive for COVID-19
Dryden identified 21 direct exposures within the last week through contact tracing and those exposures have been of Dryden’s positive test and are being tested.

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg City Councilmember has recently tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the City of Hattiesburg, City Councilmember for Ward 4 Mary Dryden tested positive Thursday and she and her husband, Steve, are self-isolating in their home.

Dryden identified 21 direct exposures within the last week through contact tracing and those exposures have been of Dryden’s positive test and are being tested.

Other Hattiesburg elected officials included in Dryden’s list are Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker and Ward 5 Councilman Nicholas Brown and Ward 1 Councilman Jeffrey George.

Barker’s test was negative, and Brown and George will be tested this weekend.

The positive test comes a day after the City of Hattiesburg announced nine Hattiesburg Fire Department employees had tested positive for COVID-19 since Oct. 31.

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