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New York State Senator George M. Borrello and wife, Kelly, test positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 2:55 PM, Dec 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-07 14:55:19-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — New York State Senator George M. Borrello has tested positive for COVID-19, the lawmaker announced in a statement on Monday afternoon.

According to Borrello, he and his wife, Kelly, tested positive for the virus on Sunday and will be self-isolating for 10 days.

Borrello released the following statement:

As an elected official whose schedule often involves public interaction, I have made it a point to get tested for COVID-19 as a precautionary measure. Regrettably, following a test on Sunday, I learned that I tested positive for the virus, as did my wife, Kelly.

While, thankfully, we both feel well, we are following the recommendations of our doctors and will be self-isolating at home for 10 days. As we all know, COVID-19 is a very contagious and serious virus, especially because many carriers are asymptomatic.

While I did attend public events in the days before I knew of my status, the risk of any inadvertent transmission to others is very low, as I was masked and followed social-distancing guidelines. These are prevention protocols that I have followed and that I urge all New Yorkers to observe, for their own benefit and the safety of others.

Borrello represents the 57th New York State Senate District, which includes Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and parts of Livingston County.