Brooklyn official apologizes for not taking COVID-19 precautions at party

Brooklyn official apologizes for not taking COVID-19 precautions at party

Deputy Brooklyn Borough President Ingrid Lewis-Martin said she’s sorry for attending a packed party without a mask in apparent violation of state coronavirus regulations.

“I apologize for my lapse in compliance with COVID-19 precautions,” she said in a Friday statement. “As a public figure in Brooklyn, I know it is my responsibility to lead by example.”

“I urge all New Yorkers to wear masks whenever they are in close proximity to others, and to follow the public health guidelines from our health professionals,” Lewis-Martin concluded.

Last Saturday, she was one of numerous guests who packed a venue to celebrate the birthday of Carlo Scissura, head of the powerful construction trade organization New York Building Congress.

Lewis-Martin was seen in a photo chatting with former Brooklyn Democratic Party Chairman Frank Seddio — neither of them wearing a mask — in a room with more than a dozen other people in it.

The party came days after Gov. Cuomo issued an order limiting private gatherings to a maximum of 10 people as the coronavirus outbreak surged.

On Thursday, Lewis-Martin expressed no remorse to the Daily News, saying she wasn’t concerned about COVID spread because “I have antibodies. I was already sick. I would have no concern about spreading or anything.”