Buttigieg tests positive for COVID

AP-Evan Vucci

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Monday said he had tested positive for COVID-19.

“I have tested positive for COVID-19 and am experiencing mild symptoms. I plan to work remotely while isolating according to CDC guidelines, and look forward to when I can safely return to the office and the road,” he tweeted.

The Transportation secretary has two infant children with his husband Chasten Buttigieg, with both children ineligible for COVID-19 vaccination due to their ages.

Buttigieg made a public appearance as recently as Sunday, when he spoke on ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos.

Buttigieg quarantined for 14 days in February 2021 after a member of his security detail tested positive for the coronavirus.

His office said around the same time that he had been vaccinated, making his case a breakthrough infection.

The Department of Transportation told The Hill on Monday that Buttigieg had also received a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and was following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

The department said he and President Biden have not been in close contact. 

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