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Mayor Knox tests positive for coronavirus

Jan. 15. Mayor Rusty Knox of Davidson, who became visibly ill during the Town Board meeting Tuesday, has tested positive for the coronavirus.

He said he attempted to follow all health guidelines surrounding COVID-19, but nevertheless came down with the virus which is spreading rapidly in Mecklenburg County.

He is recuperating at home with symptoms resembling the flu.

“I look forward to my opportunity to take the COVID vaccination when my time comes, and I hope you all feel the same way,” the second-term mayor said.

Several minutes into the town board meeting, Knox excused him self and Mayor Pro Tem Jane Campbell took over.

Since March, 1,014 people in Davidson have come down with the coronavirus. There have been 49 new cases since Sunday.

“Staying the course in following guidelines has been very burdensome on many and it’s easy to let your guard down, particularly because of the length of time we have had to endure the effects of the pandemic,” Knox said.

He called on people to wait for their turn to take the vaccine and meantime practice the three Ws—Wear, Wait, Wash.

In addition to being mayor, Knox is a Realtor with Allen Tate in Davidson. He has a long list of non-profiit work, including: Angels of ’97, Joe Martin ALS Foundation, Levine Hospice Center, Davidson Housing Coalition, Habitat for Humanity, Big Day at the Lake, Hope House Foundation, Cabarrus Arts Council, REALTOR Care Day, Davidson Farmers Market, Concerts on the Green and Christmas in Davidson.