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Pete Buttigieg Tests Positive for the Coronavirus

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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said on Monday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, the most recent member of President Biden’s cabinet to be infected.

Mr. Buttigieg added that he was experiencing mild symptoms.

“I plan to work remotely while isolating in accordance with C.D.C. guidelines, and sit up for after I can safely return to the office and the road,” he wrote on Twitter, referring to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Mr. Buttigieg was not considered a detailed contact of Mr. Biden, a White House spokesman said on Monday. To be a detailed contact, Mr. Buttigieg would should have been lower than six feet away from Mr. Biden for quarter-hour or more in a 24-hour period, in accordance with the C.D.C.

The Department of Transportation said on Monday that Mr. Buttigieg, 40, has been vaccinated and boosted.

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