Florence mayor contracts COVID

FLORENCE – Mayor Andy Betterton announced he has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Betterton said he took two tests this weekend, both of which came back positive.
He said his case has been mild so far and is receiving good care.
Betterton’s father, Andrew Jack Betterton, died of COVID on Dec. 22.
“He is receiving excellent care from his primary healthcare provider and is experiencing mild symptoms at this time,” the release states. “Upon receiving the notification, Mayor Betterton has followed all CDC/ADPH guidelines and responsibly informed any individuals who were in close contact with him prior to his diagnosis.”