Gatineau, Que. mayor tests positive for COVID-19

Gatineau mayor-elect France Bélisle. (CTV News Ottawa)

Gatineau. Que. mayor France Bélisle has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a message on Twitter, the newly elected mayor said, "My COVID test came back positive."

"I was already in isolation and in telecommuting mode since Sunday."

Bélisle says she will continue to work virtually while recovering.

"The Omicron variant is very contagious. I encourage you to get your 3rd dose of vaccine early," said Bélisle.

As of Thursday, Quebecers aged 25 and up can sign up for their COVID-19 booster shot.

Starting Friday, residents aged 18 to 24 are eligible to receive a third dose.

Last month, Ottawa mayor Jim Watson tested positive for COVID-19.

Et moi aussi! Mon test COVID s’est avéré positif. J’étais déjà en isolement et en mode télétravail depuis dimanche. Je poursuis l’ensemble de mes activités en mode virtuel. Le variant Omicron est très contagieux. Je vous encourage à obtenir rapidement votre 3e dose de vaccin.

— France Bélisle (@BelisleFrance) January 13, 2022