ALBANY – Family members of New York’s Governor were reportedly given special treatment and tested for COVID-19 by high-up health officials last year.
The Albany Times Union broke the story on Wednesday evening.
The paper is reporting that Governor Andrew Cuomo directed state officials to test his brother, his mother and at least one of his sisters.
In some cases, the outlet reports the testing happened at the homes of these family members.
A senior adviser to the governor says in the early days of the pandemic, the state went “above and beyond” to get people tested, including going into people’s homes.