Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.

In a statement, Barclay wrote:

“As a precautionary measure I took a COVID-19 test today. Regrettably, I have tested positive for the virus.

Out of an abundance of caution I feel it important to inform the members of the community and my colleagues.

I’m optimistic for a quick turnaround in the near future."

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie wrote on Twitter that he spoke with Barclay on the phone Monday evening.

"I send him well wishes and hope he has a full and speedy recovery," Heastie said.