Andrew Yang Tests COVID Positive, “Mild Symptoms”

Gothamist reports:

Mayoral candidate Andrew Yang announced Tuesday that he had tested positive for COVID-19, forcing him to suspend what had been an active campaign schedule that took him across the five boroughs.

In a press release, Yang revealed that he tested positive on Tuesday after taking a rapid test. He had tested negative as recently as the weekend.

This is the second time Yang has been forced to halt in-person events because of the pandemic. Two weeks ago, Yang stopped in-person campaigning for eight days as a precaution after one of his staffers became infected with the virus.