U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield has tested positive for COVID-19 with mild symptoms.
Melissa Quartell, acting spokeswoman for the U.S. mission to the United Nations, said in a release that Thomas Greenfield tested positive on Wednesday after a PCR test, and most recently tested negative on Tuesday. Quartle said Thomas Greenfield has not met with President Biden recently, who is not considered a close contact and is isolating at home under guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Thomas-Greenfield was fully vaccinated and given a booster shot, Quartell said.
“Ambassador Thomas Greenfield thanked the doctors, nurses, and medical staff who provided her and State Department staff with exemplary health care, and encouraged all Americans who are eligible for full vaccinations and boosters to protect themselves and their loved ones from serious illness COVID-19 disease,” Quartell said.
Thomas Greenfield is the latest senior Biden administration official to test positive for COVID-19.Most members of Biden’s cabinet have test positive Serving COVID-19 at some point in the pandemic, but Biden hasn’t.