WTF Florida reports:
St. Johns County Commissioner Paul Waldron caught the coronavirus and went into septic shock after voting against a motion to mandate masks for county employees last week.
His daughter posted on Facebook on July 9 that Waldron “went into septic shock and has many organs struggling.”
“He is currently in the most critical of conditions,” she wrote. “I ask you not to doubt the power of prayer.”
From a June 30th local report:
St. Johns Board of County Commissioners took up the issue of whether masks should be mandated countywide amid the COVID-19 pandemic in a special meeting on Tuesday.
After listening to hours of public comment in which stakeholders phoned into a virtual meeting to make their voices heard, commissioners considered two motions related to mandating masks. Both measures failed to pass.
The motion was seconded and voted on. It failed by a count of 3-2. Commissioners Smith, James Johns, Paul Waldron voted against the motion. Dean and Blocker voted in favor of it.
The daughter of St. Johns County Commissioner Paul Waldron posted Thursday on social media that her father was hospitalized with COVID-19 and in critical condition. https://t.co/vaZDmejnto
— News4JAX (@wjxt4) July 10, 2020
As President of the Florida Association of Counties, each member is family to me. At this time, my prayers go out to @StJohnsCounty Commissioner Paul Waldron & his family as he battles #COVID19 @flcounties https://t.co/3vQKupHJAJ
— Melissa McKinlay (@VoteMcKinlay) July 10, 2020
(Tipped by JMG reader Homer)