Brindisi plans to self quarantine
Congressman Anthony Brindisi announced Thursday that he will self-quarantine after coming in contact with a fellow congressman who had tested positive for coronavirus.
“Last week, I was in contact with Congressman McAdams who recently tested positive for COVID-19,” Brindisi said in a news release. “As a member of Congress and a public servant, keeping our community safe is my top priority. Out of an abundance of caution and on the advice of the Attending Physician of the United States Congress, I will self-quarantine until Friday, March 27, 2020.”
Brindis said he will continue working during this period.
“I am not exhibiting any symptoms and remain in good health,” he said. “I will be teleworking from my home and will remain in close contact with local, county, state, and federal officials as we coordinate a response to this growing pandemic.”
Brindisi’s offices remain closed to visitors but are available by phone.
‘Big Event’ won’t be held in April
The Big Event — an annual community service day led by SUNY Cortland students — has been canceled this year.
“With students being home until April 13th it does not give us enough time to finish planning for this event,” said Jessica Hawley, president of SUNY Cortland’s Actively Involved in the Community club.
Organizers had hoped that this year’s Big Event, which had been scheduled for April 19, would bring together about 700 volunteers. Last year’s event saw more than 500 volunteers participate.