Erie County Legislators Ed Rath and Frank Todaro test positive for COVID-19

Posted at 10:15 PM, Dec 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 22:15:15-05

ERIE COUNTY, N.Y. (WKBW) — Erie County Legislators Ed Rath and Frank Todaro both say they have tested positive for COVID-19.

As of Tuesday night, both Rath and Todaro say they are working out quarantine plans with their families.

Legislator Rath released this statement:
“Last night while having dinner I noticed a diminished sense of taste. At the advice of my primary care physician I got tested for the coronavirus and tested positive. I feel fine, but I am following the advice of my physician and public health experts and quarantining at home. Fortunately I am able to continue both my public and private sector work at home where I can quarantine and keep a safe distance from my family. I urge everyone to take this virus seriously. I have been social distancing, wearing my mask and keeping a low profile. Despite precautions, people are still at risk. I encourage everyone to continue to wear your masks and social distance.”

Legislator Todaro released this statement:
“Out of an abundance of caution I took a Covid-19 test this afternoon and the result was positive. As a small business owner, I take the virus very seriously and have been tested several times. I previously tested negative on December 1st. After talking to my doctor, I am working out a quarantine plan with my family. I plan to follow the quarantine protocols and look forward to a full recovery very soon. I feel well and am showing no symptoms, but I am still taking this very seriously.”