“Dear Fellow New Yorkers,

I must inform you that over the past 24 hours, I experienced what I believed to be cold symptoms but after being tested was determined to be COVID-19. I am generally feeling okay, which I attribute to being fully vaccinated. It is important to remember that we are still in a pandemic, as deemed by public health professionals. While we are thankfully in a different place than at the worst of this pandemic, it is important to continue taking the necessary steps to protect ourselves and each other. I encourage anyone who has not gotten vaccinated to do so. The research and real world evidence show that vaccinations provide important protection against serious illness. We will eventually overcome this pandemic, but in the meantime I encourage everyone to remain vigilant and continue to take the necessary precautions.”