Democratic state Sen. James Skoufis has tested positive for coronavirus, his office on Friday announced, making him the latest member of the Legislature to become infected with the virus.
"He is increasingly symptomatic but is currently recovering at home," said Skoufis's spokeswoman Jess Gulotta. "After beginning to feel symptoms on Tuesday, April 21, Senator Skoufis isolated himself at home."
The Legislature has not been in Albany since early April when the state budget was approved. At the time, lawmakers were conducting their work remotely, holding meetings, and casting votes through video conferencing.
“The rest of our staff is healthy and safe and continues to work around the clock assisting constituents through this crisis," Gulotta said. "Please do not hesitate to reach out to our office for resources or help. We are all in this together.”
Sen. James Seward, a Republican, previously tested positive for the virus and was released from the hospital earlier this month. Several members of the state Assembly have also tested positive for the virus.