Education secretary Miguel Cardona tests positive for COVID-19

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden's education secretary has tested positive for COVID-19. 

Miguel Cardona, who has been vaccinated and boosted against the virus, tested positive Tuesday and has mild symptoms, the Education Department said in a statement. 

He tested positive the morning after he attended Halloween festivities at the White House.  

Cardona, 47, separately welcomed elementary school trick-or-treaters to the Education Department on Monday and later spoke at the Association of Art Museum Directors' annual meeting. 

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The education chief will continue attending meetings and performing his duties while working remotely and in isolation, his agency said. He will return to in-person meetings when he tests negative. 

Cardona is among several Biden administration officials who have gotten COVID-19, including CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky and Health Secretary Xavier Becerra.