Secretary Buttigieg in quarantine after agent tests positive for COVID-19
Pete Buttigieg at a 2019 Democratic Party presidential debate (screengrab).

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will self-quarantine for 14 days after a member of his security detail tested positive for COVID-19.

Buttigieg came into close contact with the agent as recently as Monday morning, according to a statement from the Secretary's chief of staff Laura Schiller, CNN reports.

Buttigieg, who has tested negative for coronavirus, has already had his first vaccine shot and will have the second after his quarantine ends.

This is a breaking news and developing story.