On April 3, the day earlier than Easter, one of Mr. Cuomo’s daughters, Mariah Kennedy Cuomo, and her boyfriend, Tellef Lundevall, have been examined at a state-run web site in Albany, N.Y., and the samples have been labeled a precedence — “specials,” as they have been recognized inside the Health Department — earlier than being rushed for processing at the state’s Wadsworth Center laboratory close by.
The samples have been processed inside hours, in accordance to two individuals conversant in the occasions. Their motive for getting precedence was private: They have been going to see the governor for the vacation.
The couple’s preferential therapy underscored how a system meant to guarantee quick take a look at outcomes for high-priority instances — resembling these involving doable outbreaks — had been repeatedly used for Mr. Cuomo’s quick household and different influential individuals.
Officials are barred by state legislation from utilizing their place to acquire “privileges or exemptions” for themselves or others, and even attempting to accomplish that. An impeachment inquiry into Mr. Cuomo, run by the State Assembly, has additionally begun contemplating the entry the governor’s household acquired to testing.