New York State Assemblyman Charles Barron has tested positive for novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Brooklyn-based lawmaker has been in his district since early March and has not been up to Albany during that time.
Gov. Cuomo has announced that The governor added that “out of an abundance of caution,” the state capitol will be closed starting Sunday, and that All legislators and staff that have come in contact with the Assemblyman will be tested to ensure the safety of everyone
Barron released the following statement on Facebook:
Official Statement From Assemblymember Charles Barron.
Today I have learned that I have been tested positive for COVID-19. Inez and I are in high fighting spirits as usual. We want to thank everyone for all their prayers and expressions of love. I am going to beat this virus just as I have won so many other victories, especially with the love of my life, my wife Inez, cheering me on. We will be coming back stronger than ever, so stay ready for the revolution.