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Rep. Morelle tests positive for COVID-19

Rep. Joe Morelle (Democrat) represents New York state's 25th district.
Rep. Joe Morelle (Democrat) represents New York state's 25th district.

Rep.  Joe Morelle, (D-25), has tested positive for COVID-19.

“After experiencing mild symptoms, I have tested positive for COVID-19. I have followed all guidance from the Center for Disease Control and my physician and will remain isolated until it is safe to resume my official duties. Thankfully, I am fully vaccinated so my symptoms remain mild,” Morelle said in a statement.

Morelle urged everyone “to get the COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves—and our community—from the severe impacts this disease can have. Had I not been vaccinated, my experience could have been much different.” reported that Morelle is the seventh fully vaccinated House member to test positive for COVID-19 since July. 

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.