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Statement From Mayor Turner

Post Date:03/28/2020 4:44 PM

Statement from Mayor David R. Turner

 Citizens of Odessa,

I wanted to give you all an update about a few things. We have our first case of COVID-19. I want to extend my prayers for a speedy recovery to that patient. I also want to remind the citizens of Odessa to continue to practice social distancing in an effort to stop the spread. Some of you may be wondering why I was not at the press conference yesterday. My mother is ill and currently hospitalized. As you can imagine, this has been a difficult time for my family and me. Due to her condition, she has been tested for COVID-19, and we expect her results in the next 7-10 days. While my mother has been hospitalized, I have followed protocol set by the CDC and the hospital. I have not been within 10 feet of her and I’ve worn an N-95 mask and protective gear when I have been around her. Her doctor, whom I’ve been in contact with, has not advised me of a need to quarantine. I have not put anyone in any danger of exposure to COVID-19. I understand the severity of the public health crisis we are currently in, and I want all of you to be assured the safety and well-being of my family, my staff, and the City of Odessa are of the utmost importance to me. We must all do our parts to flatten the curve and I ask that you all join me in doing just that.

Mayor David R. Turner

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