White House press secretary tests positive for Covid-19
White House press secretary Jen Psaki has tested positive for Covid-19.
In a statement on Sunday, Psaki further said she had last seen President Joe Biden on Tuesday.
A few days ago, Psaki pulled out of the president’s overseas trip due to a family emergency.
On Sunday she revealed that the emergency was “members of my household tested positive for Covid-19.”
“Since then, I have quarantined and tested negative (via PCR) for Covid on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. However, today, I tested positive for Covid-19. While I have not had close contact in person with the president or senior members of the White House staff since Wednesday — and tested negative for four days after that last contact — I am disclosing today’s positive test out of an abundance of transparency. I last saw the president on Tuesday, when we sat outside more than six feet apart, and wore masks.”
Sharing full statement and grateful I am vaccinated and for the amazing Biden team pic.twitter.com/QDokXo47dK
— Jen Psaki (@PressSec) October 31, 2021
Psaki is vaccinated and said she is only experiencing mild symptoms. She plans to return to work at the end of a 10-day quarantine period following a negative rapid Covid-19 test.
The 42-year-old is the most high-profile person in the Biden administration known to have contracted Covid-19 since he took office in January.