By CBS13 Staff

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg on Saturday announced he tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

Steinberg said in a tweet that the positive test came on Friday and he is thankful he is fully vaccinated.

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According to the mayor, who has been a big supporter of vaccines, he is experiencing a fever and cold-like symptoms and will remain in quarantine, away from public events, until doctors advise him it is safe to go out.

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Steinberg used this moment to plea for citizens to get the vaccine.

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“The Delta variant is highly contagious, and if you’re not vaccinated theres’s a much higher chance of serious illness or death,” Steinberg wrote.