ATLANTA (AP) – The director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tested positive for COVID-19.

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, who is up to date on her vaccinations, tested positive Friday night and had mild symptoms, the CDC said in a statement.

“In accordance with CDC guidelines, she is isolating at home and will participate in her scheduled appointments virtually,” the agency said. Senior staff and close contacts have been informed of her positive test and are monitoring their health.

Walensky, who took over the CDC in January 2021 after being appointed by President Joe Biden, is the latest US health official to test positive for COVID-19 this year. In June, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the U.S. response to the pandemic, and U.S. Health Secretary Xavier Becerra tested positive.

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