New York State Governor Kathy Hochul tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, May 8.
Hochul said she is vaccinated and boosted. She doesn’t have symptoms but plans to isolate and work from home this week, according to WENY.
The governor’s positive COVID-19 test comes as a large portion of upstate New York is considered a ‘high-alert’ orange zone area by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), meaning there is significant community spread.
As of Friday, May 6, the state’s COVID-19 seven-day positivity rate was 6.85%.
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