THE HILL – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Thursday he tested positive for COVID-19, amid a nationwide spike in infections.
The 82-year-old Sanders, said in a post on X he was experiencing “minimal” symptoms and will continue to isolate while working from his home in Vermont.
“I am glad to be fully up to date with the vaccine,” Sanders wrote.
The Senate finished its legislative business for the year last week and won’t be returning for votes until Jan. 8.
The U.S. is seeing elevated levels of respiratory illness this winter, and the Northeast is experiencing the highest levels of viral activity, according to the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wastewater data.
Nationally, the wastewater viral activity level for COVID-19 is the highest it’s been since the omicron surge …