HOUSTON, TX – Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, Mayor Turner has been encouraging Houstonians to find alternate ways to spend the upcoming holidays with their loved ones.
On Monday, Turner held a press conference informing residents of how they should proceed with this year’s Thanksgiving festivities.
According to recent numbers from Turner, the COVID-19 positivity rate in the city has increased by 3%. The positivity rate currently sits just below 8%. Just a little over a month ago was around 5%.
“Don’t invite COVID for Thanksgiving dinner,” Turner said.
The mayor suggested that families should opt-out of larger functions due to the risks of increases in COVID cases.
“This virus thrives on gatherings and will take advantage of holiday festivities to sicken our loved ones and further spread through our community,” Turner said.
The Harris County COVID-19 Threat Level System is currently at level 1 red. Harris County residents are being asked to limit outside outing and extended contact with others.