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Posted: June 1, 2022
Deb Haaland

Secretary Deb Haaland. Photo: U.S. Department of the Interior

Statement from the Department of the Interior

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

WASHINGTON – After experiencing mild symptoms, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland tested positive for COVID-19 today. She last tested negative on Monday during a visit to the White House and was not in close contact with the President. 

The Secretary is fully vaccinated and twice boosted, and is confident that she will make a swift recovery. She encourages everyone to stay current on their vaccinations so that, if they are exposed, they too will have milder symptoms.

Secretary Haaland cancelled her West Coast travel upon feeling symptomatic. She is isolating per CDC guidance and working remotely. The Department of the Interior is conducting contact tracing and notifying those with whom she has been in close contact as defined by CDC guidance. 

About the U.S. Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior (DOI) conserves and manages the Nation’s natural resources and cultural heritage for the benefit and enjoyment of the American people, provides scientific and other information about natural resources and natural hazards to address societal challenges and create opportunities for the American people, and honors the Nation’s trust responsibilities or special commitments to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and affiliated island communities to help them prosper.

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