Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, he announced Tuesday.
Hoskin’s family had already begun isolating late last week after a confirmed COVID exposure, he said in a news release.
“Because I am fully up to date on my COVID vaccine, I was virtually assured of avoiding hospitalization,” Hoskin said in a statement. “Because we have returned to wearing masks indoors due to elevated COVID spread, the risk of me spreading COVID to others before I began isolating last Thursday evening was minimal.”
Hoskin said he is being treated with antiviral medication while working from home. He said that if he is not cleared to attend the Cherokee National Holiday events this weekend, he will announce plans Friday to connect with attendees virtually. Hoskin is scheduled to deliver the State of the Nation address during the event.