FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel is home with COVID-19, she announced on Twitter on Monday morning.
“It’s been mild and I’m grateful for the protection being fully vaxxed and boosted provides. I’ll follow CDC guidance and for now will carry on with the work of the FCC at home.”
She has been on the commission since 2012 and was named acting chair in early 2021. In December she officially became the first chairwoman.
Rosenworcel is scheduled to appear at the NAB Show in Las Vegas in two weeks. Whether she will be there now, live or virtually, has not been answered.
“It is difficult to pinpoint the exact location of the chairwoman’s COVID-19 contraction,” said Rosenworcel’s Press Secretary Paloma Perez. “However, I can confirm that FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel is fully vaccinated and boosted. Prior to recent test results, the chairwoman had been testing negative. She is experiencing mild symptoms. She will be following CDC guidance and is following the agency’s protocol for COVID exposure notifications. While there may be some scheduling adjustments, the chairwoman will continue to perform her official duties from home. We continue to prioritize the health and safety of all FCC staff as we navigate this pandemic together.”
Perez told Radio World it is too soon to way whether Rosenworcel will be able to keep her in-person NAB Show appointment.