Transport Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced on Monday that he had tested positive for coronavirus and would be quarantined while working remotely from home.
“I have tested positive for COVID-19 and am experiencing mild symptoms,” Buttigieg wrote on social media in a statement.
I have tested positive for COVID-19 and am experiencing mild symptoms. I plan to work remotely while self-isolating per CDC guidelines, and look forward to being able to safely return to the office and on the road.
— Secretary Pete Buttigieg (@SecretaryPete) June 6, 2022
“I plan to work remotely while self-isolating per CDC guidelines, and look forward to being able to safely return to the office and on the road,” he continued.
Buttigieg was also quarantined in February 2021 for 14 days after one of his security guards tested positive for the virus. He also took two months of paid paternity leave after having twins in August.
The Transportation Secretary made the announcement just a day after attacking Republicans on ABC News on Sunday. This week with George Stephanopoulos.
Buttigieg appeared on the show virtually from South Bend, Indiana, according to the interview transcript.
He mocked Republican proposals for school safety, calling it “madness” to blame weak security for the mass shootings. He also blamed Republicans for “going to war with Mickey Mouse” instead of fighting inflation.
The Biden administration has failed to bring down gas prices as they hit record highs ahead of the summer driving season.