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CDC Director Rochelle Walensky tests positive for COVID-19 with mild symptoms

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CDC Director Rochelle Walensky has tested positive for COVID-19, the public health agency announced Saturday. Walensky tested positive Friday night and is experiencing mild symptoms, the agency said in a statement.

According to the statement, Walensky is up to date with her vaccines. The agency says people are "up to date" when they have received the primary series of a COVID-19 vaccine and the most recent recommended booster dose.

Walensky is isolating at home and plans to participate in meetings virtually, the CDC said.

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