NewsLocal News / May 5, 2020

COVID-19 Positive City-County Council Member Has Been In Self-Isolation

Councillor Kristin Jones (Democrat) represents District 16. - Indianapolis City-County Council

Councillor Kristin Jones (Democrat) represents District 16.

Indianapolis City-County Council

An Indianapolis City-County Councilor revealed on social media that she has been sick with COVID-19.  Kristin Jones (D-16) has been under a strict quarantine for two weeks.

She was briefly admitted to the emergency department with double pneumonia.  Jones says the diagnosis is a “complete shock,” as she and her husband have self-isolated since March 20. 

Jones says she has only left the house once, to watch the funeral procession of IMPD Officer Breann Leath from a secluded spot. Her husband has been running errands, and the couple’s quarantine routine includes cleaning packages that are brought into the house.

Jones says she doesn’t know where she picked up the virus.

She says in a written statement that, “Asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic people are the very reason we need to continue to be vigilant and practice social distancing, hand washing, and wearing a mask in public.”

Jones’ husband has no symptoms of the virus. 

This story will be updated. 

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