AG Merrick Garland tests positive for COVID-19

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland has tested positive for COVID-19.

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He tested positive this afternoon, according to a Department of Justice statement. Garland is fully vaccinated and boosted. He is not experiencing symptoms at this time.

Garland asked to be tested after learning that he may have been exposed to the virus.

The Department of Justice said in its statement that Garland will isolate at home for at least five days. He will work remotely during that time.

Contact tracing will be conducted, according to the statement. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo also tested positive for the virus Wednesday, The Associated Press reported.