(Left to right) California Senator Alex Padilla, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and VTA Board Chair Glen Hendriks speak at a news conference on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021 at Diridon Station in San Jose, Calif. (Jana Kadah/Bay City News)

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo says he has tested positive for COVID-19, a spokesperson announced at 10:47 p.m. on Monday.

The mayor released the following statement:

“After 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.”

No further information was provided, but the city of San Jose urges residents to get COVID-19 at-home tests by calling 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489).