DHS Secretary Mayorkas cancels in-person events over Covid fears

Alejandro Mayorkas, Homeland Security Secretary, is working remotely due to contact with a department employee who tested positive for Covid-19. A spokesperson for DHS told POLITICO.After being in close contact with Marsha Espinosa, a DHS spokesperson, Secretary Mayorkas has a virtual agenda for this week. She said that she was given a schedule by the DHS after Marsha Espinosa, a DHS official, who later tested positive to COVID-19. The Secretary has been tested negative twice and is fully vaccinated. Official DHS contact tracing has begun. These recommendations were made by the Office of the DHS Chief Med Officer. They are being used with extreme caution.Espinosa was asked by reporters if any other DHS officials had been exposed to the coronavirus. He also said that they were quarantining them.