Rep. Morelle tests positive for COVID despite being fully vaccinated
Congressman Joe Morelle (D-NY, 25th District) has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a statement released Sunday.
Morelle says he is experiencing “mild symptoms,” which he attributed to his fully vaccinated status.
“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,” said Morelle. “I urge everyone to get the COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves, and our community, from the severe impacts this disease can have. Had I been vaccinated, my experience could have been much different.”
Morelle also provided vaccination resources in his statement, urging those who have not get gotten a shot to find a site near them.