Duval County

Jacksonville Councilwoman Ju’Coby Pittman hospitalized with COVID-19

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville City Councilwoman Ju’Coby Pittman is in the hospital battling COVID-19.

Sources tell Action News Jax that Pittman has been in the hospital for a few days and was recently moved to the intensive care unit (ICU).

People are sending the Jacksonville native well wishes and are praying for a complete recovery.

“Thoughts and prayers tonight for my dear friend and colleague, Ju’Coby Pittman. Thinking of you and praying for your recovery,” Mayor Lenny Curry tweeted Monday night.

“My thoughts and prayers are with Council Member Ju’Coby Pittman and her family during this time of illness. I KNOW God to be a healer and I trust God will heal my dear colleague completely. We have so much more work to do! God is Able!,” Jacksonville City Council President Sam Newby said in a statement.

Pittman has served the community for more than 30 years and currently serves the city’s District 8.

She has also served as the President/CEO of the Clara White Mission for 27 years, and also serves on the Rules Committee, the Neighborhoods, Community Service, Public Health & Safety (NCSPHS) Committee, the Special Committee on Opioids, Jacksonville Transportation Authority Board, Jacksonville Zoological Board, the Jacksonville Housing and Community Development Committee.

She is also Chair of the Special Committee on Jacksonville Small Emerging Businesses (JSEB).

She was appointed by then Gov. Rick Scott in July 2018 and elected by the constituents of District 8 in 2019.