FORT WORTH, Texas - Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price will remain in quarantine even after testing negative for COVID-19.
Although Mayor Price tested negative, she said one of her close employees tested positive. So she plans to stay home for the next 14 days.
On Monday, she announced that she had been in contact with a city worker who was sick with the coronavirus. The city of Fort Worth later confirmed the person worked at the Emergency Operations Center.
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As a result, Mayor Price got tested and received her negative results Tuesday evening. Then she found out another person on her staff who had come in contact with that same person did test positive.
Although the mayor will be at home, she still plans to get some work done.
She said she knows many businesses want to get back up and running but said her primary goal is keeping people safe and healthy.
"I know everybody has a very much heightened level of frustration right now, as do I. This is really hard. Families and those who are not working, it's a tough time. But it's a fine balance that we are going to have to weigh out as we do begin to loosen those," she said.
Mayor Price also stressed that more testing is needed. She said it is key to beginning to clear the virus.