WASHINGTON – Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday evening.

Walensky is up to date on his vaccines and is experiencing mild symptoms, according to a CDC release.

In accordance with CDC guidelines, health officials said Walensky is in isolation at home and will be virtually participating in scheduled meetings.

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Senior CDC staff and close contacts have been informed of her positive test and are taking appropriate measures to monitor their health, the release said.

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