CIA Director William Burns tests positive for COVID-19
CIA Director William Burns, 65, tested positive for COVID-19 from a routine PCR test, the agency said Thursday.
Driving the news: Burns last saw President Biden Wednesday morning "in a socially distanced meeting, and was wearing an N-95 mask. Their interaction is not considered close contact as defined by CDC guidance," the CIA said in a news release.
- Burns is working from home.
The big picture: Burns joins a growing number of people in the high levels of the U.S. government to test positive recently. White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and press secretary Jen Psaki have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent weeks.