White House Press Secretary Psaki says she has COVID-19

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks at the White House briefing in Washington on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. (AP Photo / Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON (AP) – White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Sunday she has received COVID-19.

Psaki did not travel with President Joe Biden, who was in Rome this weekend for the group of the 20 summit and is on his way to Glasgow, 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.

“Since then, I have been quarantined and tested negative (via PCR) for COVID on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday,” Psaki said in a statement. “Today, however, I tested positive for COVID.”

She added that she was last in contact with Biden on Tuesday and the two sat more than 6 feet apart wearing masks.

Psaki said she only exhibits mild symptoms.

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