New York Mayor Eric Adams will enjoy some alone time this week as he recovers from COVID-19. According to ABC 7 in New York, Adams will work remotely from the Gracie Mansion for the next five days until he is cleared to return for in-person work.
Adams tells reporters that he currently has a “raspy” voice, but feels fine otherwise. Following his doctor’s orders, he will anti-viral medication until he fully recovers.
“Outside of the raspy voice, I feel fine,” he said on Monday, according to ABC 7.
“I’m going to continue to try to be as visible as possible as we get through COVID and many of the other crisis we are facing.”
Adams is one of more than 70 people who tested positive for COVID-19 after attending the Gridiron Club dinner in Washington, D.C. last week. New York Governor Kathy Hochul was also in attendance, but she has not tested positive as of yet.
“This is New York City’s Fifth Wave,” Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine said, according to ABC 7.
“Incredible that we’ve been through five so far. Cases have tripled in the last month. Hospitalizations are ticking up although still very low. So it is still a time for caution. Not a time to shut down the city. Not a time for everyone to be barricaded in their apartment, but a time for caution.”
New York City Mayor Eric Adams has tested positive for COVID-19
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) April 10, 2022