Mayor Turner Tests Negative for COVID-19

Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Thursday that he tested negative for COVID-19.

The mayor, some members of his staff, and several city council members got tested on Tuesday following revelations that Councilmember Letitia Plummer tested positive for the virus.

"I encourage Houstonians to get tested. It is a quick process, and it does not matter if you have symptoms or are asymptomatic. The results will help you take better control of your health during the pandemic," Mayor Turner said. "While my test result was negative, I will continue to practice social distancing and wear a face covering to do my part to stop the virus from spreading in our community." 

The Houston Health Department and partner agencies offer several free COVID-19 test sites throughout the city, with some relocating weekly. To find a current list of free Houston testing sites, visit

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