On Tuesday, New York mayoral candidate and former presidential hopeful Andrew Yang revealed that he had tested coronavirus positive.
“After testing negative as recently as this weekend, today I took a COVID rapid test and received a positive result,” Yang said in a statement. “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.”
After an aide tested positive for the bug, Yang, 46, had previously declared a self-quarantine last month.
“During this time, in addition to working with our incredible campaign team to continue our mission of getting New York City back on its feet, I will continue to attend as many virtual events as possible,” said Yang. “I look forward to once again hitting the campaign trail and advancing a positive vision for the future of our city when the time is right.”
The process of re-tracing his footsteps to stem potential additional infections is underway in the meantime, he said.
“The contact tracing process has been started by our team to notify anyone who may have been in close contact with me,” he said. Our safety procedures include the weekly testing of workers who engage in in-person campaign events.