LOS ANGELES — Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Los Angeles, announced Tuesday that she has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time, saying it was a possible exposure during last week’s Summit of the Americas in the city of Los Angeles. After knowing about it, he was tested. ,
“Yesterday, upon learning of the potential exposure at the Summit of America in Los Angeles, I was notified that I have tested positive for COVID,” Waters said in a statement. “I am currently in isolation and have no symptoms. I am following all protocols recommended by the attending physician’s office and CDC (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidance.
“I am grateful to have received the full vaccination and two booster shots. If you have not received the vaccine and/or booster, I encourage you to do so. I am feeling fine and resting at home I’ve been.”
Details of his performance during the Americas summit were not released.
Hundreds of dignitaries from the Western Hemisphere attended the summit, which was hosted by President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden.
On Monday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – who also attended the summit – announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19. He met with Biden in Los Angeles last Thursday, and also held a news conference with Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Also on Monday, US Secretary of Health and Human Services Javier Becerra announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 after attending the LA summit, the Sacramento Bee is reporting.
“She has been fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, and is experiencing mild symptoms,” HHS spokeswoman Sarah Lowenheim said in a statement about Becerra. “He will continue to perform his duties as HHS secretary, working in isolation.”
Former California Attorney General Becerra had previously tested positive for COVID-19 on May 18 during the G-7 health summit in Germany, reports the Sacramento Bee.
The transition was second for both Waters and Trudeau. Waters tested positive for the virus in April, and Trudeau tested positive in January.
Both have been fully vaccinated.