MANHATTAN – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, who represents the Upper East Side, is now quarantining in her New York City home after testing positive for Covid-19, her office announced Tuesday afternoon, and is experiencing mild symptoms.
“I am in good spirits, just feeling a bit like I have a bad cold,” said Rep. Maloney in statement.
“But I’m also feeling grateful that testing is now easily and widely available, so I won’t unknowingly spread the virus to friends and family.”
Maloney’s office says the 76-year-old Democratic lawmaker first received a positive result on an at-home Covid test, which was later confirmed by a PCR lab test.
“I am especially grateful that I have had my COVID vaccine shots and my Boosters,” Rep. Maloney said.
“I hate to contemplate what I might be facing were that not the case. We’re all in a much better place than we were two years ago at this time.”
The congresswoman says she is following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the Attending Physician of the Capitol, and is quarantine herself at home.
Upper East Site has also confirmed Congresswoman Maloney is taking a course of Paxlovid, the antiviral medication manufactured by Pfizer that is effective in fighting Covid-19.
Maloney, musing what she’ll do during isolation, took a shot at school districts across the country banning books with Black or LGBTQ+ authors and focusing on those issues under the guise the books are divisive.
“Maybe I’ll use the time to read some banned books,” Maloney said.