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Sheehan Tests Negative For COVID-19 After Sharing Space With Positive Binghamton Mayor

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan speaking in front of City Hall.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas
Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan speaking in front of City Hall.

Now in voluntary quarantine for two weeks, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan says she has tested negative for COVID-19 and isn’t experiencing any coronavirus symptoms. 

Sheehan attended a New York Conference of Mayors event in Syracuse Wednesday and spoke, unmasked, at the same microphone as the mayor of Binghamton.

Mayor Rich David tested positive for COVID-19 later that day and spent the night in the hospital. Sheehan says she is working from home, as is Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy, who also attended Wednesday’s gathering.

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh and Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick, who were also at Wednesday's event discussing the need for federal coronavirus relief aid, say they will quarantine as a precaution. 

Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy spoke with WAMC News at 1 p.m. Thursday. He said the NYCOM meeting featured masks, social distancing and hand sanitizer, and that Mayor David called him Wednesday night to share word of the positive test. 

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