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Statement on Deputy Secretary Don Graves

May 24, 2022

Statement on Deputy Secretary Don Graves
Mon, 05/23/2022 – 13:18


Monday, May 23, 2022

Office of Public Affairs

After experiencing mild symptoms, Deputy Commerce Secretary Don Graves tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday. He is fully vaccinated and boosted and is confident that the vaccine will permit him to have a swift recovery.

Deputy Secretary Graves returned from a trade mission to Brazil last week and is sharing the news of his diagnosis publicly out of an abundance of transparency.

The Department of Commerce is conducting thorough contact tracing and notifying those with whom he has been in close contact as defined by CDC guidance. Deputy Secretary Graves will isolate at home for five days and return to the office after testing negative for the virus. He will monitor symptoms and continue to work from home during that time.

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