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."