Contact: David Galin
ALBANY, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan announced today that she is undertaking a voluntary precautionary quarantine after potential exposure to COVID-19 at an event highlighting the importance of federal COVID fiscal relief for states and municipalities at Syracuse City Hall on Wednesday, October 7.
Mayor Sheehan’s contact with the COVID-19-positive individual was very minimal and this voluntary precautionary quarantine is taking place out of an abundance of caution.
“I am feeling well and am taking this voluntary quarantine seriously,” said Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan. “My main priority is managing our City’s storm recovery and ensuring that we do everything possible to open our streets, remove downed trees, and support National Grid’s efforts to restore power to our residents and businesses.”
Mayor Sheehan will continue her duties as Mayor during the voluntary quarantine, which includes managing City emergency services as the City and Region continue to recover from Wednesday’s storm that has cut power to approximately 4,700 National Grid customers within the City of Albany.
Following its standard procedure, the Onondaga County Health Department will conduct contact tracing of event attendees and will contact any individuals for whom additional precautions are required.