San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo tests positive for COVID-19

FILE - San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo on Tuesday apologized for attending a Thanksgiving gathering that broke California's rules for gathering. 

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo revealed he has tested positive for COVID-19, he said in a statement issued on Monday

Liccardo said he was feeling "under the weather this evening." 

"I tested positive for COVID-19. I am thankful that my vaccination has prevented any serious symptoms so far. I encourage everyone to get vaccinated, mask up indoors, and utilize free [COVID] tests to help reduce the spread and the risk of serious symptoms."

Earlier in the day the mayor held a news conference on the calls for change related to public employee misconduct.