Wrighton says he tested positive for COVID-19

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Wrighton told ANC commissioners he has experienced mild symptoms.

Updated: April 20, 2022 at 9:03 p.m.

Interim University President Mark Wrighton said he is positive for COVID-19 at a Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting Wednesday.

Wrighton called into the meeting virtually and told commissioners he experienced mild symptoms after contracting COVID-19 at least 10 days ago.

“I’ve had very mild symptoms, but the protocol here is that I remain isolated,” Wrighton said during the meeting. “That isolation should end tomorrow. That will be more than 10 days of isolation, and I feel great.”

University spokesperson Tim Pierce declined to comment.

On-campus COVID-19 cases have remained around two percent the past week.

Henry Huvos contributed reporting.

This post has been updated to include Pierce’s decline to comment.

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