WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Joe Biden is hosting the third White House Tribal Nations Summit of his administration this week but a key member of the team isn't able to participate in person.
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland will be absent because she just tested positive for COVID-19. She instead plans to take part in the two-day event virtually, her agency said in a statement on Monday.
"Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland tested positive for COVID-19 today," the statement read. "She is experiencing mild symptoms and isolating per CDC guidance."