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Mission Mayor tests positive for COVID-19


Credit: City of Mission

Mission, Texas (KVEO)—Mission Mayor Dr. Armando O’Caña has tested positive for COVID-19, according to city officials.

Mayor O’Caña is self-isolating at home as the city takes steps to notify and quarantine others who may have been in contact with him.

“I am in home quarantine to protect my community and my family. I am grateful that we have continued to minimize our contact and we have hosted our city council meetings via Zoom,” Mayor O’Caña said.

The city says it’s taking every necessary precaution to ensure worker and community safety with direction provided by the Hidalgo County Health Department.

“This hits close to home. It’s a reminder to everyone in our community to continue social distancing, wearing a mask and washing your hands,” City Manager Randy Perez said. “We all need to be vigilant and keep following guidelines to limit our contact with others to keep Mission safe. Our prayers are with our Mayor.”

The city says Mission City Hall will continue to operate, but will be closed to walk-in traffic. Deep cleaning of workstations will continue.

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