Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie

As part of the governor’s safety protocols prior to today’s State of the State message, I underwent two rapid COVID-19 tests which did not come back clear. I am now awaiting results from a follow up PCR test. I get tested routinely, and most recently I received a negative result on Sunday afternoon before coming to Albany.I am not experiencing any symptoms and I will be quarantining in my Albany residence. I urge anyone that I may have come into contact with to get tested per CDC guidelines.