CDC director Rochelle Walensky tests positive for COVID

WASHINGTON – The director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tested positive for COVID-19.

Rochelle Walensky, who updates on her vaccinations, tested positive Friday night and has mild symptoms, the CDC said in a statement.

“Consistent with CDC guidelines, she is quarantining at home and will most likely participate in her planned meetings,” the agency said. Senior staff and those close to her have been informed of her positive test result and are monitoring their health.

Walensky, who took over the CDC in January 2021 after being appointed by President Joe Biden, is the latest US health official to test positive for COVID-19 this year. Dr Anthony Fauci, who faces the US pandemic, and US Secretary of Health Xavier Becerra both tested positive in June. CDC director Rochelle Walensky tests positive for COVID

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Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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