United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
December 20, 2022
Media Note: Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield Tests Positive for COVID-19
The below is attributable to U.S. Mission to the United Nations Spokesperson Nate Evans:
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, tested positive for COVID-19 this morning. The Ambassador is an active at-home tester as a means of protecting others and took a self-test this morning upon her return from international travel. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield is fully vaccinated, boosted, and has received the latest COVID-19 Bivalent vaccine. The Ambassador is experiencing mild symptoms.
Based on definitions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), President Biden is not considered a close contact of Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield. The Department of State is working notify close contacts.
In accordance with CDC guidelines and in consultation with the State Department’s Bureau of Medical Services, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will isolate at home and continue to work from there for the time being.
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield is grateful to the doctors, nurses, and medical staff who provide her and the State Department workforce with exemplary health services and encourages all Americans who are eligible to get fully vaccinated and boosted in order to protect themselves and their loved ones from developing severe COVID-19 illness.