Jan. 10, 2022 By Allie Griffin
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has tested positive for COVID-19, her office announced Sunday.
The Queens-Bronx congresswoman said she is symptomatic and is quarantined at home.
Her results were announced shortly after she went on vacation to Florida. She said she had been vaccinated twice and boosted.
“The Congresswoman received her booster shot this Fall, and encourages everyone to get their booster and follow all CDC guidance,” her office said in the statement.
Ocasio-Cortez is one of many Queens legislators to have contracted the virus in recent days amid a surge of cases due to the highly contagious Omicron variant.
Assembly Member Catalina Cruz also announced Sunday that she too has tested positive for COVID-19. She will be quarantining this week.
“Today I tested positive for COVID,” Cruz posted on Twitter. “Thankfully, I am vaxxed & boosted & symptoms are mild.”
Days earlier, Assembly Member Zohran Mamdani said he had contracted the virus as well.
“Sad to say that I tested positive this morning,” Mamdani tweeted Friday. “Symptoms were quite rough initially but I’m feeling a bit better now and will be isolating for the next five days.”
He encouraged others to stay home if possible and wear an N95 or similar high-grade mask when out.
Thousands of New Yorkers are testing positive on a daily basis. For instance, more than 30,000 New York City residents tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday, according to the latest city data.