New York state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins on Monday announced she has tested positive for COVID-19.
Stewart-Cousins, a Democrat from Yonkers, wrote in a post on Twitter she is feeling well. She has been vaccinated and received a booster shot.
"I've tested positive for COVID-19, but fortunately, I'm feeling in good health and grateful to be vaccinated AND boosted," she said. "I strongly encourage you to protect yourself and your family by doing the same."
Stewart-Cousins is the latest New York elected official to test positive for the virus as COVID-19 cases increase in parts of the New York City area. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Sunday announced he had also tested positive for COVID-19.
New York state lawmakers recently completed an extraordinary session to approve new gun law changes as well as the first passage of an amendment to enshrine equality rights in the state constitution.
Lawmakers are not due back in Albany until January.