Rosen, whose precinct covers parts of West and Northwest Houston, sought a test May 18 after developing a low-grade fever. Other than the minor fever, Rosen experienced no other symptoms, his spokesperson said.
“I appreciate everybody being so thoughtful and kind in sending well wishes,” Rosen said in a statement. “We will get past this. It is more important than ever to continue to wear a mask, wash your hands and socially distance.”
Rosen has been self-isolated and working remotely since taking the test and will return to his office once he receives two negative test results in a row with 24-hours in between each test. The first test will be administered May 28.
His staff and those in close contact with him have been notified and no additional positive cases have returned yet.
Rosen is not the first Houston-area official to contract the virus. Missouri City City Council Member Jeffrey Boney and Houston City Council Member Letitia Plummer announced positive test results in March and May, respectively.
Such concerns in recent months spurred Houston City Council and Harris County Commissioners Court to switch to virtual meetings.