White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says she has COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP) – White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says she’s got COVID-19.

Psaki is not traveling with President Joe Biden, who has been in Rome this weekend for a group 20 summit, and is on his way to Scotland on Monday for a UN climate summit.

Psaki had planned to travel with the president, but scrapped the trip just as he was about to travel to Europe after being told that members of her household had tested positive for COVID-19.

After learning that members of her household have tested positive for coronavirus, Psaki says she was quarantined and tested negative for the virus Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. But on Sunday, she tested positive.

“Although I have not had close personal contact with the President or senior members of the White House staff since Wednesday – and tested negative for four days after the last contact – I reveal today’s positive test from an abundance of transparency,” I wrote. Psaki in a statement.

Psaki added that she last saw Biden on Tuesday as they sat outside together 6 feet apart, wearing masks.

“Thanks to the vaccine, I have only experienced mild symptoms that have allowed me to continue working from home. I plan to return to work in person at the end of a 10-day quarantine after a negative rapid test, which is an additional requirement of the White House, in addition to the CDC’s guidance, taken out of an abundance of caution, ”Psaki wrote.


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