In a press release from the City of Minden released early Monday morning, they state that Mayor Terry Gardner tested positive for COVID-19 over the holiday weekend.
The release states, “Mayor Terry L. Gardner, mayor of the City of Minden, tested positive for the COVID-19 virus on Sunday morning, July 5, 2020. Fortunately, he has been diagnosed with a mild case and is in good spirits. As a precautionary measure, Minden City Hall was completely sanitized on Sunday afternoon.”
The Mayor’s absence will also cause this month’s City Council meeting to be put on hold until Gardner is able to return to work.
“In an earlier email to the council members, Mayor Gardner informed them of his situation and notified them that the Monday, July 6, 2020, Minden City Council Regular Session has been postponed. Per doctor’s instructions, Mayor Gardner will be retested on Friday and will be able to return to work with a negative test result,” the release read.