Sep 12, 2021 - Politics & Policy

New York Rep. Joe Morelle tests positive for COVID-19

Joe Morelle

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New York Rep. Joe Morelle (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that he has tested positive for coronavirus, and that his vaccination against the virus prevented a more severe infection.

What they're saying: "After experiencing mild symptoms, I have tested positive for COVID-19," Morelle wrote on Twitter. "I have followed all guidance from the Center for Disease Control & my physician and will remain isolated until it is safe to resume official duties. Thankfully, I'm fully vaccinated so my symptoms remain mild."

  • "I urge everyone to get the COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves — and our community — from the severe impacts this disease can have."
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