December 21, 2021

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Tests Positive for COVID-19

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) today released the following statement after receiving a positive COVID-19 test:

“This week, I received a breakthrough positive COVID-19 test result. Fortunately, I have only mild cold-like symptoms, but I know it could have been much worse had I not been vaccinated and boosted. I am isolating and will follow all of the required health protocols to keep my loved ones, my staff, and my community safe. I’m grateful for the miraculous work of vaccines, and encourage everyone to get vaccinated and boosted. Please stay masked and follow all of the CDC’s health guidelines as you gather with loved ones this holiday. I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.”


Congresswoman Lee is a member of the House Appropriations Committee and Chair of the subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations. She serves as Co-Chair of the Steering & Policy Committee, former Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Chair Emeritus of the Progressive Caucus, Co-Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Health Task Force, and Co-Chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus. She also serves as Chair of the Majority Leader’s Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity. As a member of the House Democratic Leadership, she is the highest ranking Black woman in the U.S. Congress.