Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg is in quarantine for 14 days following possible exposure to the COVID-19 virus, and he’s in quarantine without his husband Chasten.
“Miss you!” Chasten posted with a screenshot of Secretary Pete on CNN.
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According to a statement from the Department of Transportation (DOT) chief of staff Laura Schiller, Buttigieg was in close contact with a security agent who was diagnosed with the coronavirus. He has received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine and he will get the second dose after he is done quarantining.
He has not tested positive for the virus so far and is not showing symptoms.
“I did have a negative test today and I feel fine,” Buttigieg said on CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront last night. Chasten included a picture from Pete’s appearance on the cable news program in his Instagram post.
“I spoke to the agent and he feels all right as well. He’s not having any symptoms but he did test positive.”
“Of course, as it is for so many Americans that have been through this, frustrating to be confined to quarters, especially frustrating to be separated from my husband, who was not exposed when I was,” Buttigieg continued, referring to Chasten. “But making sure we do the right thing, and thankfully I’m among the Americans who are fortunate to be able to do that job from home.”
A second security agent is also in quarantine due to close contact with the first agent.