Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price tests negative for COVID-19

Test results for the COVID-19 virus came back negative for Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price on April 21. (Courtesy city of Fort Worth)
Test results for the COVID-19 virus came back negative for Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price on April 21. (Courtesy city of Fort Worth)

Test results for the COVID-19 virus came back negative for Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price on April 21. (Courtesy city of Fort Worth)

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price said April 21 she has tested negative for COVID-19 after coming into contact with a person who tested positive.

"While that is a relief, I did find out that another staff member I have been in close contact with tested positive," she said.

As a cautionary measure, the mayor said she will continue to self-quarantine. Price said she will continue to use best safety practices, such as frequent hand-washing and disinfecting surfaces. She is also keeping digital and written logs of possible symptoms.

"I am going to remain cautious and vigilant, and I am going to lead by example," Price said. "Act like you have tested positive and stay home, which is exactly what I am doing."

Price noted the city of Fort Worth and Tarrant County need additional COVID-19 testing. She commended Gov. Greg Abbott's potential use of the National Guard and a Walgreens rapid drive-thru testing site that will be operational April 24 on Camp Bowie West Boulevard.


"I know, you know, we need more testing, and our team in Austin is working hard to make that happen," she said.

Price also thanked Fort Worth residents for their continued support.

"It really lets me know what an incredible place Fort Worth is and how fortunate I am to serve as your mayor," she said.
By Ian Pribanic
Ian Pribanic covers city government, transportation, business and education news for Community Impact Newspaper in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth areas. A Washington D.C. native and University of North Texas graduate, Ian was previously an editor for papers in Oklahoma, West Texas and for Community Impact in New Braunfels.


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