Democratic Assemblywoman Kimberely Jean-Pierre is the third member to have tested positive for coronavirus, state Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on Thursday morning announced.
Jean-Pierre, who represents the 11th Assembly District, was in Albany on Thursday to vote for a sick leave bill for people quarantined due to the spread of the virus.
Heastie in his statement said Jean-Pierre did not have any contact with other lawmakers or staff.
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Jean-Pierre sought a test after a family member was found to have the virus.
She is the third member of the Assembly to have tested positive for coronavirus. On Saturday, Heastie announced Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein and Assemblyman Charles Barron have also tested positive.
"Based on the protocols we put in place, we believe she did not come into close contact with anyone including her staff in Albany," Heastie said. "I have ordered a deep cleaning of her offices in addition to the regular cleaning of the Assembly chamber and any other areas she may have visited in order to ensure the safety of everyone."