Deputy Brooklyn Borough President Ingrid Lewis-Martin stated she’s sorry for attending a packed social gathering with out a masks in obvious violation of state coronavirus laws.

“I apologize for my lapse in compliance with COVID-19 precautions,” she stated in a Friday assertion. “As a public determine in Brooklyn, I do know it’s my accountability to steer by instance.”

“I urge all New Yorkers to put on masks at any time when they’re in shut proximity to others, and to comply with the general public well being pointers from our well being professionals,” Lewis-Martin concluded.

Final Saturday, she was one in every of quite a few company who packed a venue to have fun the birthday of Carlo Scissura, head of the highly effective building commerce group New York Constructing Congress.

Lewis-Martin was seen in a photograph chatting with former Brooklyn Democratic Get together Chairman Frank Seddio — neither of them sporting a masks — in a room with greater than a dozen different folks in it.

The social gathering got here days after Gov. Cuomo issued an order limiting non-public gatherings to a most of 10 folks because the coronavirus outbreak surged.

On Thursday, Lewis-Martin expressed no regret to the Every day Information, saying she wasn’t involved about COVID unfold as a result of “I’ve antibodies. I used to be already sick. I’d don’t have any concern about spreading or something.”

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at a information convention on July 6 ,2020 in New York Metropolis, the place he introduced that President Donald Trump is enabling the coronavirus pandemic by not sporting a masks and downplaying the issue. (Picture by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Picture by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP through Getty Pictures)

On this Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 photograph offered by the Workplace of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Gov. Cuomo holds a press briefing on the coronavirus within the Purple Room on the State Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Throughout the information convention, Cuomo predicted a “large spike” in COVID-19 instances after Thanksgiving as he pleaded with folks to not be lulled right into a false sense of security over the vacation. (Darren McGee/Workplace of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo through AP)

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES – 2020/09/09: Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced that eating places could be open for in-door eating on September 30 at third ave workplace. Governor stated that eating places can reopen their indoor areas at 25 % capability with strict social distancing and security necessities. Eating places should submit laws of their eating rooms, have a high-density air filtration system and distance tables by six ft. Bar service just isn’t permitted. (Picture by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket through Getty Pictures)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 08: New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a information convention on September 08, 2020 in New York Metropolis. Cuomo, although easing restrictions on casinos and malls all through the state, has declined to take action for indoor eating in eating places in New York Metropolis regardless of strain from enterprise homeowners, citing struggles by town to implement the state’s earlier orders. (Picture by Spencer Platt/Getty Pictures)

ALBANY, NY – APRIL 17: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo offers his a press briefing concerning the coronavirus disaster on April 17, 2020 in Albany, New York.Cuomo together with governors from different East Coast states are extending their shutdown of nonessential companies to Could 15. “We’ve to proceed doing what we’re doing. I’d wish to see that an infection fee get down much more…”, he stated. (Picture by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Pictures)

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 6: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks throughout a COVID-19 briefing on July 6, 2020 in New York Metropolis. On the 128th day because the first confirmed case in New York and on the primary day of section three of the reopening, Gov. Cuomo requested New Yorkers to proceed to be good whereas citing the rise of infections in different states. (Picture by David Dee Delgado/Getty Pictures)

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 6: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks throughout a COVID-19 briefing on July 6, 2020 in New York Metropolis. On the 128th day because the first confirmed case in New York and on the primary day of section three of the reopening, Gov. Cuomo requested New Yorkers to proceed to be good whereas citing the rise of infections in different states. (Picture by David Dee Delgado/Getty Pictures)

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 6: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks throughout a COVID-19 briefing on July 6, 2020 in New York Metropolis. On the 128th day because the first confirmed case in New York and on the primary day of section three of the reopening, Gov. Cuomo requested New Yorkers to proceed to be good whereas citing the rise of infections in different states. (Picture by David Dee Delgado/Getty Pictures)

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 01: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a information convention on July 1, 2020 in New York Metropolis. The governor expressed alarm at Director of the Nationwide Institute for Allergy and Infectious Illnesses Dr. Anthony Fauci’s latest prediction that there might be 100,000 new Covid-19 instances per day and offered numerous updates associated to a rise of states the place out-of-state guests shall be required to quarantine for 14 days.
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NEW YORK, UNITED STATES – 2020/06/24: Governor Andrew Cuomo makes an announcement and holds media briefing at third Avenue workplace. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont joined Cuomo with announcement of incoming journey advisory that each one people touring from states with important neighborhood unfold of COVID-19 quarantine for a 14-day interval from the time of final contact inside the recognized state. This quarantine applies to any particular person arriving from a state with a optimistic take a look at fee larger than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling common or a state with a 10% or larger positivity fee over a 7-day rolling common. (Picture by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket through Getty Pictures)

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES – 2020/06/24: Governor Andrew Cuomo makes an announcement and holds media briefing at third Avenue workplace. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont joined Cuomo with announcement of incoming journey advisory that each one people touring from states with important neighborhood unfold of COVID-19 quarantine for a 14-day interval from the time of final contact inside the recognized state. This quarantine applies to any particular person arriving from a state with a optimistic take a look at fee larger than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling common or a state with a 10% or larger positivity fee over a 7-day rolling common. (Picture by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket through Getty Pictures)

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 6: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks throughout a COVID-19 briefing on July 6, 2020 in New York Metropolis. On the 128th day because the first confirmed case in New York and on the primary day of section three of the reopening, Gov. Cuomo requested New Yorkers to proceed to be good whereas citing the rise of infections in different states. (Picture by David Dee Delgado/Getty Pictures)

BROOKLYN, NY – MAY 28: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo together with Comic/Actor Chris Rock and Actress Rosie Perez holds day by day covid-19 press convention to push masks use to guard in opposition to Coronavirus unfold at Madison Sq. Boys and Women Membership on Could 28, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York Metropolis. Credit score: Mpi43/MediaPunch /IPX

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo steps from his automotive as he arrives at NewYork Inventory Trade to ring the opening bell because the buying and selling ground partially reopens, Tuesday, Could 26, 2020. (AP Picture/Mark Lennihan)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo briefs the media throughout a coronavirus information convention at his workplace in New York Metropolis, Saturday, Could 9, 2020. (John Roca/New York Submit through AP, Pool)

On this photograph offered by the Workplace of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Gov. Cuomo briefs the media at Marist School, Friday, Could 8, 2020, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. On Friday, the Governor prolonged the Baby Victims Act submitting deadline to January 2021 permitting further time, permitting New York residents who have been sexually abused as kids to sue these accountable. The prolonged deadline is to make up for curtailed court docket companies through the coronavirus pandemic. (Darren McGee/Workplace of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo through AP)

On this photograph offered by the Workplace of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New York Gov. Cuomo tries out a spraying machine which is a part of a three-step disinfecting technique of a New York Metropolis subway automotive on the Corona Upkeep Facility within the Queens borough of of New York, Saturday, Could 2, 2020. Cuomo introduced on Thursday April 30, that New York Metropolis is shutting down its subway system every day from 1 a.m. to five a.m. to extend cleansing of trains and stations through the coronavirus disaster. (Kevin P. Coughlin/Workplace of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo through AP)

On this photograph offered by the Workplace of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, a Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker, left, explains a part of a three-step disinfectant technique of a New York Metropolis Subway prepare automotive to New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on the Corona Upkeep Facility within the borough of Queens borough of New York, Saturday, Could 2, 2020. Gov. Cuomo introduced on Thursday April 30, that New York Metropolis is shutting down its subway system every day from 1 a.m. to five a.m. to extend cleansing of trains and stations through the coronavirus disaster. (Kevin P. Coughlin/Workplace of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo through AP)

SYRACUSE, NY – APRIL 28: New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks throughout his day by day Coronavirus press briefing at SUNY Upstate Medical College on April 28, 2020 in Syracuse, New York. Cuomo detailed pointers to reopening components of New York State round Could 15, 2020. (Picture by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Pictures)




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