Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Test Positive For COVID-19

October 19, 2021

By: Mary Moore

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced that he’s contracted COVID-19 despite being vaccinated, CNN reports.

A spokesperson for Mayorkas released a statement:

"Secretary Mayorkas tested positive this morning for the COVID-19 virus after taking a test as part of routine pre-travel protocols. Secretary Mayorkas is experiencing only mild congestion; he is fully vaccinated and will isolate and work at home per CDC protocols and medical advice. Contact tracing is underway," Espinosa said in a statement.

Mayorkas was scheduled to travel to Columbia with Secretary Of State Adam Blinken but now he will be self isolating and working from home.