White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has tested positive for COVID-19 and will no longer travel with President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to Europe on Wednesday, she said in a statement on Tuesday.
President Biden tested negative on Tuesday via PCR test, Psaki added.
“Today, in preparation for travel to Europe, I took a PCR test this morning. That test came back positive, which means I will be adhering to CDC guidance and no longer be traveling on the President’s trip to Europe,” she wrote “I had two socially-distanced meetings with the President yesterday, and the President is not considered a close contact as defined by CDC guidance. I am sharing the news of my positive test today out of an abundance of transparency.”
“Thanks to the vaccine, I have only experienced mild symptoms. In alignment with White House COVID-19 protocols, I will work from home and plan to return to work in person at the conclusion of a five-day isolation period and a negative test,” she wrote.