Public Health Department confirms Keller case of COVID-19
I write to you all this afternoon to share the unfortunate news that we’ve received confirmation from Tarrant County Public Health about a confirmed case of COVID-19 here in Keller.
I know you probably have a lot of questions hearing that, so I apologize in advance that because of privacy laws around personal medical information, I don’t have any answers right now to offer you about who this individual is or how they may have contracted the virus. I think we all knew today’s announcement was coming, particularly as cases were confirmed in so many of our neighboring communities, but it’s hard nonetheless to confirm that COVID-19 has officially reached us.
Keller’s was one of 10 new cases that have been confirmed in Tarrant County since the close of business yesterday. Others had previously been confirmed in our adjacent cities of Colleyville (1), Fort Worth (7), North Richland Hills (2), Southlake (2) and Watauga (1). The good news is that of the 29 cases being tracked by the county right now, two patients are now listed in the “recovered” column! You can keep up with those figures on Tarrant County Public Health’s dedicated web page: coronavirus.tarrantcounty.com
As we head into the weekend, my thoughts are with all of you and your families. As I’ve said before, there is no greater resource in Keller than our people, and you all have continued to inspire me in recent days and weeks. I imagine the situation here may get worse before it gets better, especially as testing capabilities improve here in North Texas and more data becomes available to us, but I know our residents will weather this storm and that we’ll come out of it stronger than before.
If you have questions specifically about the virus or area testing options, I encourage you to use the Tarrant County Coronavirus Information Hotline at 817-248-6299 during normal business hours.
To keep up with impacts here in the City of Keller, visit www.cityofkeller.com/coronavirus
-Mayor Pat McGrail