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Hochul tests positive for COVID-19

New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul speaks to reporters at a COVID-19 vaccination site at the Aqueduct Race Track, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in the Queens borough of New York.
Mary Altaffer
Associated Press

New York Governor Kathy Hochul is in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19. 

Hochul is up to date on her vaccinations and is asymptomatic. She took to Twitter on Sunday to remind New Yorkers to get vaccinated and boosted, and to stay home if feeling sick.

Her positive test came back one month after Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont tested positive. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy had tested positive just one week before that.

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's managing editor. He also hosts the climate podcast Higher Ground. J.D. reports for public radio stations across the Northeast, is a journalism educator and proud SPJ member.