Andrew Yang has tested positive for COVID-19 less than a week after coming out of quarantine.
The Hell’s Kitchen based candidate for New York Mayor announced on Twitter this morning that “after testing negative as recently as this weekend, today I took a COVID rapid test and received a positive result. I am experiencing mild symptoms, but am otherwise feeling well and in good spirits. I will quarantine in accordance with public health guidelines and follow the advice of my doctor.”
Yang came out of self-quarantine last Wednesday after a colleague had tested positive for the virus.
Yang will continue with virtual events. His team will be helping to retrace his movements over the past week and will notify anyone who has been in close contact with the candidate.
Holly-Anne Devlin was one of the first people to greet Yang on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen last week after his quarantine. “I met Andrew Yang on the street in Hell’s Kitchen last week and barreled towards him to introduce myself. As an arts worker who has been unemployed for 11 months, I am encouraged by his commitment to funding for our industry and funding for New York small businesses who have been decimated by the virus,” she said. “I wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him back on the campaign trail soon!”
Yang said today: “As always, I urge everyone to stay safe, wear a mask, and stay up to date with all the latest public health and COVID news at CDC.gov.”