U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree speaks during the Maine Democratic Convention at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on May 14. Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-1st District, has COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms, her office announced Monday.

Pingree is fully vaccinated and has received both booster shots, reducing the likelihood of serious illness or hospitalization. She plans to work from home and monitor her symptoms for at least 5 days in keeping with the guidelines of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Pingree said in a written statement that she tested positive on Sunday night.

“I’m fortunate to only be experiencing mild symptoms, thanks to the vaccine and booster shots,” Pingree said. “My positive result is one of hundreds recorded each day in Maine and across the country, and it’s a good reminder that COVID is not done with us. So, as we embrace the Maine summer we know and love, I urge everyone—Mainers and visitors alike—to remain vigilant in our fight against COVID. Get vaccinated. Get boosted. Get tested if you’re feeling sick. I will continue to follow CDC protocols and, until I am fully recovered, remain at home working remotely for the people of Maine.”


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