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US Attorney General Merrick Garland tests positive for COVID-19

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US Attorney General Merrick Garland tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday afternoon, according to a statement.

Garland tested positive for the virus after taking antigen tests and has no symptoms, the statement said.

United States Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks during the United States Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting in Washington, DC, U.S., Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. Several House Democrats pledge to sink the White House’s economic agenda if a scaled-down version now being considered eliminates an extension of the federal deduction for local and state taxes.
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“Attorney General Garland this afternoon tested positive for COVID-19 through antigen testing. He requested to be tested after learning he may have been exposed to the virus. At the time, he has no symptoms. The Attorney General is fully vaccinated and boosted,” the statement read. “As per CDC guidelines, the Attorney General will self-isolate at home for a minimum of five days. He will work virtually during this time and return to the office after testing negative for the virus. The department will conduct contact tracing in accordance with CDC protocols. .”

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