Jacksonville City Council cancels meeting after member tests positive for coronavirus

America crossed the threshold of 10,000,000 coronavirus cases Monday, and at least one of those ten million is on the Jacksonville City Council.

Former Jacksonville City Council President Scott Wilson revealed Monday he is the latest northeast Florida politico to have caught a case of COVID-19.

Current President Tommy Hazouri summarily decided to cancel Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting of the 19-person legislative body. Current guidelines from the state would require at least fourteen of the Council’s nineteen members to attend in person.

The meeting will be rescheduled.

In an illustration of the virus’ staying power, Wilson is the second City Councilman to come up COVID-19 positive since the beginning of the pandemic.

Way back in March, current City Council Vice President Samuel Newby contracted coronavirus.

As a measure of how naive the city’s policymakers were at that point about this virus, a City Council colleague visited Newby in the hospital, but he ultimately did not contract the virus despite that exposure.

Wilson is the latest Northeast Florida politician to present a positive test for COVID-19.

U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz also tested positive for the coronavirus last week, as first reported by the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

Others preceded him.

Rob Bradley, who was

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