CDC Director Walensky tests positive for COVID-19, is 'up-to-date' with vaccines, agency says

Director is isolating at home.

Updated: October 22, 2022 - 7:16pm

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky has tested positive for COVID-19, the agency said Saturday. 

The director "is up-to-date with her vaccines" and is experiencing "mild symptoms," the agency said in a media release. 

"Consistent with CDC guidelines, she is isolating at home and will participate in her planned meetings virtually," the CDC also said.

The agency noted that senior agency staff and close contacts of Walensky have been informed of her positive test and are "taking appropriate action to monitor their health."