October 19, 2021
Fully vaccinated DHS Chief Alejandro Mayorkas tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday.
Mayorkas had to cancel a planned trip to Colombia because of his Covid infection.
“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 with Joe Biden on Saturday at the 40th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service.
Joe and Jill Biden stood next to Mayorkas during the service at the US Capitol this weekend.