Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tests positive for Covid

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Mayorkas, who is vaccinated, tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday and will isolate as he recovers.

Posted: Oct 19, 2021 2:28 PM

NBC NEWS - WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday, according to a department spokesperson.

Mayorkas "tested positive this morning for the COVID-19 virus after taking a test as part of routine pre-travel protocols," DHS spokeswoman Marsha Espinosa said in a statement Tuesday.

Espinosa said Mayorkas, who is fully vaccinated, is experiencing only mild congestion. Per health guidelines, he will isolate and work at home as he recovers.

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