FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Fort Worth District 4 City Council Member Cary Moon tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.

Moon, 50, told CBS 11, “I began with a slight fever on Wednesday. We are sharing the diagnosis publicly as a reminder to all to take necessary precautions. Mask-up,” he said.

Fort Worth City Council Member Cary Moon (credit: City of Fort Worth)

Moon said he doesn’t know how he contracted the virus, but he was with a crowd recently.

“(Last) Friday was a big day. We were on a bus together for theOpal Lee Juneteenth march. We were all wearing masks.”
He said he went to an event later that evening, wearing a mask as well.

Tarrant County announced a county-wide mandatory mask policy inside businesses beginning Friday at 6:00 p.m.

The purpose is to reduce the chance of hospitals surging over capacity should the number of COVID-19 cases continue to spike.

Moon was elected to the Fort Worth City Council in May 2015.

More to come.