For Immediate Release: March 31, 2022
CIA Director Tests Positive for COVID-19
This morning CIA Director William Burns tested positive for COVID-19 after taking a routine PCR test. He is fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, and has experienced mild symptoms. He will continue to perform his duties as CIA Director, working from home, and plans to return to the office after isolating for five days and testing negative for the virus.
Burns most recently saw the President on Wednesday morning, in a socially distanced meeting, and was wearing an N-95 mask. Their interaction is not considered close contact as defined by CDC guidance, and Director Burns is sharing the news of his positive test out of an abundance of transparency.
Burns says he remains fully engaged from home, noting, “I look forward to returning to the office as soon as possible.”