Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle tests positive for COVID-19

Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle announced Sept. 29 that he has tested positive for COVID-19. (Courtesy Jack Cagle)
Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle announced Sept. 29 that he has tested positive for COVID-19. (Courtesy Jack Cagle)

Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle announced Sept. 29 that he has tested positive for COVID-19. (Courtesy Jack Cagle)

Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle announced during the Commissioners Court meeting Sept. 29 that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a news release sent shortly after the announcement, Cagle, 59, began experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms Sept. 25 and had already begun to self-quarantine at the recommendation of his physician. Following a series of tests, the diagnosis was confirmed Sept. 29.

"I have been self quarantining for the last couple of days, doing all my meetings online because I went and had a test done and I just got my results back," Cagle said during the meeting. "And ... it's a good thing I've been self-quarantining and doing all my Zoom stuff ... because I tested positive for COVID-19."

Cagle added that his wife and daughter have both tested negative for COVID-19 and that he has already begun the contact tracing process.

As Harris County Commissioners Court meetings are still being held remotely due to the ongoing pandemic, Cagle will be able to continue his duties as Precinct 4 commissioner remotely.


"It is a lesson for us all that we need to be careful and even if you're careful that sometimes you can pick up these things," Cagle said. "But I feel great, I'm asymptomatic [and] I'm going to continue to participate."

By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.