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Mayor Dyer Gets COVID a Second Time, Has Mild Symptoms

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Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer has canceled his public events for the next few days after contracting COVID19. (GV Wire File)
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Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer is among the increasing number of Americans hit by COVID-19’s recent resurgence.

The mayor tweeted late Friday morning that has tested positive for the coronavirus and was experiencing “very mild symptoms.”

In accordance with the city government’s health protocols, Dyer says he is canceling all of his public events and meetings “for the next few days.”

However, Dyer said he will continue to telework on his upcoming 2022-23 budget rollout.

This is the second time that Dyer has contracted COVID-19. He also tested positive in November 2020.

Signs of a Sixth COVID Wave

Federal health officials warned Wednesday that COVID-19 cases are increasing in the United States — and could get even worse over the coming months.

Some health experts worry that the country is seeing signs of a sixth wave of COVID-19 — one driven by an omicron subvariant. COVID-19 cases increased 26% nationwide last week.

Hospitalizations also are rising across the nation, up 19% in the past week.

Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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