MEDIA NOTE: Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield Tests Positive for COVID-19

United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
June 22, 2022

Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield Tests Positive for COVID-19 

The below is attributable to U.S. Mission to the United Nations Acting Spokesperson Melissa Quartell:

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield tested positive for COVID-19 late this morning via a PCR test. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield is fully vaccinated and boosted against the virus and is experiencing mild symptoms. She tested negative as recently as yesterday. The Ambassador has not seen President Biden in person recently, and the President is not considered a close contact according to guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In accordance with the 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.