December 6, 2022

White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre tests positive for COVID-19 after returning from Europe with President Biden

Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre holds a press briefing, Friday, November 5, 2021, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith)
Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre holds a press briefing, Friday, November 5, 2021, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith)

White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has tested positive for COVId-19 after returning from Europe with President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

“This afternoon, after returning from the President’s trip to Europe, I took a PCR test. That test came back positive,” Jean-Pierre said in a statement.

She added, “I last saw the President during a socially distanced meeting 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 being fully vaccinated and boosted, 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.”

White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre holds a press briefing on Friday, July 30, 2021, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Erin Scott)

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki tested positive for the virus last week and did not travel to Europe with President Biden.

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