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New York Mayoral candidate Andrew Yang will have to hold back his in-person campaigning for at least a week after one of his team tested positive for COVID-19.
The Yang for New York office said that he has no symptoms and has tested negative at this point.
Yang’s spokesperson said: “In keeping with New York State guidelines, Andrew will conduct all campaign activities remotely for the next eight days. He will not resume in-person events until he receives a negative PCR test after that period.”
It’s less than a week since Yang entered the race for Mayor. It’s unclear whether Yang will quarantine in his Hell’s Kitchen apartment — which has become a controversial campaign point after he said in an interview with the New York Times: “We live in a two-bedroom apartment in Manhattan. And so, like, can you imagine trying to have two kids on virtual school in a two-bedroom apartment, and then trying to do work yourself?”
Yang is not the first mayoral candidate to go into quarantine. Scott Stringer restarted his campaign on the streets yesterday after a period of isolation after coming into contact with another politician who had tested positive for COVID.