Jan 29, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Mitt Romney tests positive for COVID

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) leaves after a vote on the Senate floor at the Capitol on Jan. 12. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, according to a statement from his office.

Driving the news: Romney, 74, is asymptomatic and is fully vaccinated and boosted against the virus, per the statement.

  • "He is currently asymptomatic and will be isolating and working remotely for the recommended period of time. Mrs. Romney has tested negative."

The big picture: Romney is among dozens of other lawmakers who have tested positive for COVID-19 during the Omicron surge.

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