Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she has tested positive for COVID-19

Posted at 4:39 PM, Dec 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-20 06:33:50-05

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, announced Sunday that she had tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement posted to Twitter, Warren noted that she was only experiencing "mild" symptoms. She also said she had previously been vaccinated and gotten a booster shot.

"As cases increase across the country, I urge everyone who has not already done so to get the vaccine and the booster as soon as possible - together, we can save lives," Warren tweeted.

Warren's positive test comes as COVID-19 cases are on the rise across the country.

Two other legislators in Washington also announced they had tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend. Sen. Corey Booker (D-New Jersey) and U.S. Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colorado) also made similar pronouncements.

All three said their symptoms are mild.

President Biden is expected to speak about the spread of the omicron varian and what his administration is doing to help communities in need later on Monday.