Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg tests positive for COVID-19

Buttigieg said he is "experiencing mild symptoms."

June 06, 2022, 11:44 AM

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Monday that he's tested positive for COVID-19 and is "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," Buttigieg, 40, tweeted.

Buttigieg, a former mayor of his hometown of South Bend, Indiana, ran for president in 2020. He joined the Biden administration as transportation secretary in 2021, becoming the first openly gay person confirmed to serve in a presidential cabinet.

PHOTO: In this May 16, 2022, file photo, Secretary of the Transportation Pete Buttigieg speaks during a briefing about the bipartisan infrastructure law at the White House in Washington, D.C.
In this May 16, 2022, file photo, Secretary of the Transportation Pete Buttigieg speaks during a briefing about the bipartisan infrastructure law at the White House in Washington, D.C.
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