By Kurt Martone
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WENY) – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has tested positive for COVID-19, his office announced.
Per Center for Disease Control guidance, Schumer is isolating for five days and plans to work remotely this week.
“As a part of his regular testing regimen, Leader Schumer received a positive test result for COVID-19. The Leader is fully vaccinated and double boosted, and has very mild symptoms. He greatly appreciates the protection the vaccine has provided him and encourages everyone to test regularly and get vaccinated and boosted.” said Justin Goodman, a spokesman for Schumer.
Schumer is one of two senators representing New York State in the United States Senate.