Jersey City mayor quarantining for Christmas after testing positive for COVID-19

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop says he is quarantining on Christmas Eve and spending 10 days alone in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19.  
Fulop says he was showing no signs or symptoms but took a routine test because he was seeing his extended family for Christmas, and then he tested positive.
The mayor says as a father of two little children, one of whom is celebrating their first Christmas -- it's tough not to be there with them.  
However, Fulop considers himself lucky and says missing the family celebration is a small price to pay to keep them healthy.
"Had I not taken that test as a precaution to protect the rest of the family I would not have known that I was positive, and I probably would have infected other people at Christmas," Fulop says.
Fulop says he has no plans to reinstate mask mandates and is waiting on statewide guidance from Gov. Phil Murphy.
He adds that he believes protecting oneself with vaccines and boosters is the best course of action against the spread of COVID-19.