Statement from Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay

PULASKI, NY —  “The news that Assembly Members Helene Weinstein and Charles Barron have tested positive for COVID-19 is deeply troubling. On behalf of the entire Assembly Minority Conference, I express my sincere hope that they both receive the best possible care and have a full and speedy recovery.

Obviously, these circumstances highlight the need for everyone to take necessary precautions to contain the spread of COVID-19. The health of legislators, staff and anyone who visits the State Capitol is of paramount importance.

The Legislature is an essential component of a functioning state government. Despite unprecedented challenges and extraordinary times, we will continue to do everything in our power to continue to work on behalf of the 20 million New Yorkers we represent.”