St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's office tells KMOX he was located late Monday afternoon while walking down the street near Grand and St. Louis Avenues. He's been admitted in a hotel in St. Louis County that has been contracted by the government where people are being quarantined in individual rooms.
A spokesman for the County says the man is "fine" and not symptomatic enough to be hospitalized.
Shelters were being asked to take everyone's temperature before letting them in and shelter staff is advised to wear medical protective gear.
Russell also says she is unsure if he has ever stayed at a local shelter.
In Missouri, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state exceeded 1,000 and the death toll reached 13 as of Monday afternoon.
A third St. Louis-area police officer tested positive for the coronavirus and was in isolation.
The St. Louis County police said affected work areas and vehicles have been thoroughly cleaned and they don’t know of any other cases associated with the officers.