Mayor's Office Press Release

Mayor Turner Tests Positive for COVID-19

December 17, 2021 -- Please attribute the following statement to Mayor Sylvester Turner.

"This afternoon, I learned that I tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19.

I was not feeling well overnight and thought I was suffering from allergies or a sinus infection, so I decided to get tested before starting my daily schedule.

Before and after getting my test results, I canceled all events for today and the weekend.

My symptoms are mild, and I will spend the next several days isolating myself at home and getting some rest."