Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has tested positive for COVID-19, his spokesman confirmed Sunday night. Schumer, who is fully vaccinated and double-boosted, is only experiencing “very mild” symptoms, the spokesman said in a statement.
The 71-year-old man’s positive test came as part of his usual testing regimen, according to the statement. Per CDC guidance, he will be self-quarantining and working remotely this week.
“Anyone who knows Leader Schumer knows that even if he is not physically on Capitol Hill, through virtual meetings and his signature flip phone, he will continue with his robust agenda and remain in near constant contact with his colleagues,” the statement said.
The statement added that the New York Democrat “greatly appreciates the protection the vaccine has provided and encourages everyone to get tested regularly and get vaccinated and boosted.”