The New York State Fair is in its final days, but for its interim leader, he will be on the sideline.
Interim Director Sean Hennessy has tested positive for COVID-19.
As result, he won’t be on-site through the end of the fair.
“Like so many thousands of other New Yorkers, I have tested positive for COVID-19. Because I am fully vaccinated and boosted, my symptoms are minor and I am resting at home. I took a test this morning when I started to feel congested, and am notifying those who had prolonged close contact with me over the last 48 hours as recommended by the CDC and NYSDOH,” he said in a statement. “I am sorry to have to miss the end of my first Fair, but the staff of the Fair and of Agriculture & Markets know how to bring this festival home. We’re in capable hands.”
First Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture & Markets, Steve McGrattan, will assume Sean’s duties in his absence.