DAN CEARNS, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, for The Standard

KAWARTHA LAKES: City of Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham received some favourable news about his health this week.
On Friday, October 9th, Kawartha Lakes communications staff announced a COVID-19 test the mayor had received came back negative.
“I’m relieved the result is negative. It was a good exercise to see the health protocols in place and the testing process works. Please continue to distance and follow all precautions over the long [Thanksgiving] weekend, to protect the ones you love, and yourself,” Mayor Letham shared, in an email.
Mayor Letham had participated virtually in the City’s October 6th ‘committee of the whole meeting,’ after experiencing symptoms of an illness.
“Mayor Letham took the workplace COVID-19 screening assessment earlier this week, as he was experiencing some of the listed symptoms. He is not coming into the building, so as to be abundantly cautious,” Kawartha Lakes deputy mayor Patrick O’Reilly told councillors at the time.