Debbie Wasserman Schultz tests positive for COVID-19 one day after Broward visit
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'Thankfully, I am both vaccinated and boosted, and my symptoms are manageable.'

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz revealed Wednesday that she has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a Tuesday statement, the Democratic South Florida Congresswoman confirmed she had recently contracted the virus but eased any worry about the severity of her condition.

“I was informed this evening that I have tested positive for COVID,” Wasserman Schultz said. “Thankfully, I am both vaccinated and boosted, and my symptoms are manageable.”

Wasserman Schultz was in Broward County on Monday, when she welcomed U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to the area and toured a school in Weston.

Broward Public Schools Superintendent Vickie Cartwright, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Jose Dotres and Broward School Board Chair Laurie Rich-Levinson also participated in the tour of Cypress Bay High School, which included a look at the school’s career development programs.

Wasserman Schultz and Cardona then participated in a round table discussion with students from Broward College, which recently received a $30 million grant under the federal Promise Neighborhoods program. Broward College President Gregory Haile and Mildred Coyne, the school’s senior vice president of workforce education and innovation, also participated in the talk, which preceded a press gaggle Cardona and Wasserman Schultz led.

Wasserman Schultz’s statement comes as new COVID-19 cases in Florida trend up for the first time in more than a month. As is the case with the entire state and most of the country, the South Florida counties of Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach have a low COVID-19 risk, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Still, it’s better to take precaution now, when alert levels aren’t high, than to wait until cases rise again, Wasserman Schultz said.

“Please, if you haven’t yet, don’t wait to get vaccinated and boosted,” she said.

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration authorized a second COVID-19 booster shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines for people 50 and older. Recipients must have had their last shot at least four months ago.

Prior to the FDA announcement, the agency had only cleared fourth doses for people 12 and older with severely weakened immune systems. For that particularly vulnerable group, a fifth shot is now available.

Jesse Scheckner

Jesse Scheckner has covered South Florida with a focus on Miami-Dade County since 2012. His work has been recognized by the Hearst Foundation, Society of Professional Journalists, Florida Society of News Editors, Florida MMA Awards and Miami New Times. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @JesseScheckner.


8 comments

  • Impeach Biden

    April 6, 2022 at 12:10 pm

    Get well Debbie. I recommend a couple of doses of humility.

    PS. How’s your investment in oil companies doing?

    • Michael Gordon

      April 7, 2022 at 1:37 pm

      Perfect example of mis/dis “information.

      • Peter

        April 7, 2022 at 7:50 pm

        What specifically is disinformation?

  • Chris

    April 6, 2022 at 1:38 pm

    Who here is sitting at home sticking poisonous Chinese tests up their nose to “know” wether or not they have a virus that hospitals and doctors aren’t even treating people properly for?

    • Michael Gordon

      April 7, 2022 at 1:46 pm

      “poisonous Chinese tests” says it all about what you do not know. Sadly, you are not in the real world. Do you honestly believe that a Q-tip is poisonous? Who told you that that was the case?

  • Brenda

    April 6, 2022 at 2:59 pm

    She just announced she tested positive for covid-19. Yet, instead of quarantine, she decided to interact with how many people, to possibly infect them? Super intelligent person, I’d call her, thank you lady.

  • Peter the Great

    April 6, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    Debbie looks like you have been neU tralized and people are finally (maybe) realizing how evil you really for Florida, the USA and the world. I pray that you turn away from your Eee vile ways and realize that their is only one God and He does not involve power, money and politics. If you truly have CO&ViD I pray you get better but the jab$ (you promoted) is going to #K#ill millions of people around the world before this is all over.

    • Michael Gordon

      April 7, 2022 at 1:40 pm

      You are entitled to your opinion…don’t let facts and information available to you get in the way.

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