Mayor Fischer says his wife has coronavirus

Mayor Fischer says his wife has coronavirus
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer delivered the 2020 State of the City address on February 6, 2020 before a crowd at the Republic Bank Foundation YMCA.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said Wednesday that his wife has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Fischer made the announcement during his daily briefing, which he’s been providing via video because he’s been in isolation for several days.

His wife, Dr. Alex Gerassimides, is a pediatric pathologist. Fischer said she is in self isolation.

“She is doing fine,” he said. “But as a result of my wife’s test, my self-quarantine, unless something changes otherwise, is being extended until March 31.”

The exposure came during a gala at the Speed Art Museum on March 7, where someone there was later confirmed to have the virus.

Gov. Andy Beshear, Rep. John Yarmuth and UofL President Neeli Bendapudi were all at that event, too, and have since been tested.

So far, Gerassimides has been the only positive result.

Fischer said his wife didn’t feel well for a day or so and was tested.

“Alex is a young 61 and in good health, and she has been self-quarantining at home since Sunday,” the mayor said.

Fischer himself has been in self-quarantine since learning of the exposure at the gala.

He said he remains symptom-free.

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Posted by WAVE 3 News on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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