Updated March 30, 4:02 p.m.
Missouri City City Council Member Jeffrey Boney said in a Facebook post March 28 that after experiencing symptoms throughout the month of March, he has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Boney said he is in the ICU and is working with some of the top infectious disease doctors to make sure he recovers and returns home to his family.
“I want to be extremely clear with you. ... I am in great spirits, and I plan to overcome this temporary challenge,” Boney wrote. “But please know that this is a very serious epidemic, and anyone is susceptible.”
Boney also encouraged members of the public to follow the recommendations of health care professionals and government officials.
“It is time for all of us to not only know this pandemic is real and affecting lives; it is also time for us to take seriously all of the things that we have been asked to do by our local leaders,” Boney said on Facebook.
Boney was in attendance at the March 16 City Council meeting.
Posted March 30, 1:05 p.m.
Someone who was in attendance at the March 16 Missouri City City Council meeting has tested positive for coronavirus, according to a March 28 memo from Mayor Yolanda Ford.
The city does not know if the person, who was present at both the special and regular City Council meetings, was experiencing symptoms prior to or during the meetings, according to the memo. The identity of the individual was not disclosed.
“This is a challenging time for our great city,” Ford said in the memo. “We will continue to work through this crisis together.”
Ford encouraged residents to follow all health guidelines from local, state and federal authorities, which include maintaining social distance, limiting social gatherings to 10 people or fewer and practicing personal hygiene.
Additionally, the city has closed several facilities through April 3 in compliance with Fort Bend and Harris counties' stay-at-home orders.
Missouri City City Council will have a virtual special meeting March 30 at 6 p.m. Members of the public can watch the meeting live here. Those wishing to address council must submit a request by 4 p.m.