After spending almost six weeks in the hospital recovering from the effects of COVID, League City Mayor Pat Hallisey is now negative for COVID and has been released to go home, just in time to celebrate his 71st birthday. On Wednesday, December 16, staff from Memorial Hermann Southwest lined the hall of the hospital exit with balloons and signs, wishing the Mayor well and happy birthday. Hallisey thanked the doctors and nurses for their care, and was then driven home by his wife Janice, who also tested positive for the virus but has since recovered and tested negative.
Hallisey tested positive for COVID-19 on November 16 and was admitted to the hospital a few days later. In late November, he was transferred to an intensive care unit at Memorial Hermann Southwest until his oxygen levels stabilized. The Mayor, who suffered a heart attack in 2017 which ultimately led to the amputation of his leg, also suffers from diabetes and was hospitalized last year with pneumonia.
Hallisey is expected to continue to recover and gain strength at his home before the next League City Council meeting, which is scheduled on January 12. He wants to remind everyone to take the virus seriously and remain diligent in wearing masks and social distancing, particularly over the holidays.