Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker said on Sunday they both tested positive for Covid-19 and were experiencing mild symptoms amid a nationwide surge in coronavirus cases.
Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, 72, said on Twitter she is vaccinated and boosted and regularly tested for Covid-19, and “while I tested negative earlier this week, today I tested positive with a breakthrough case.”
Booker, 52, a New Jersey Democrat, said on Twitter he had learned Sunday of his positive test “after first feeling symptoms on Saturday.” He added he had “relatively mild” symptoms and recently had received a vaccine booster. “I’m certain that without them I would be doing much worse,” he said.
There were long lines at a Capitol Hill Covid-19 testing location last week. The Senate adjourned early Saturday until Jan. 3.