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Vt. Rep. Peter Welch tests positive for COVID-19

Toby Talbot
In a tweet Monday, March 14, 2022, Rep. Peter Welch said he had tested positive for COVID-19.

Rep. Peter Welch has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a twitter announcement Monday evening, Welch said his symptoms are mild, and he'll be isolating and working from home this week.

Welch, a Democrat, urged all eligible Vermonters to get vaccinated and boosted.

Welch, 74, is the highest-ranking public official in Vermont to disclose a positive COVID test.

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