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Velazquez Health Update

Velazquez Health Update
April 2, 2020
Press Release
Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement:
 
“First, I want to profoundly thank everyone who has so kindly supported me in myriad ways the last few days. I’ve heard from countless friends, neighbors, New Yorkers and people around the country. I’ve been deeply touched by kindnesses large and small from cards, to calls and texts - to people leaving groceries at my door without anyone asking. Thank you so much. Your compassion inspires me. I always say, ‘New Yorkers take care of one another’, and I’m being reminded of that, again, firsthand.
 
“Today’s the first day since Sunday that I can say with some confidence I think I’m turning the corner. I’ve been resting a lot and, while still very tired, I feel stronger. The last few days have been physically tough. I will also say, as a Member of Congress, you grow accustomed to interacting with people every day and the loneliness of self-isolating, while ill, has been its own challenge.  I urge everyone: continue to practice social distancing, stay home and be safe. Believe me, you do not want to contract coronavirus.  
 
“As I continue watching the news and monitoring social media, I feel immensely proud of how New Yorkers are helping one another in this difficult time. My heartfelt thanks goes out to the medical workers, first responders, grocery store employees, postal workers, pharmacists and so many other working people who are on the front lines of this crisis. You are the true heroes and our city and nation owe you a deep debt of gratitude. I will continue recuperating at home, self-isolating and following the guidance of the Attending Physician. I hope to be fully healthy soon and will provide further updates.”