White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki Says She Has COVID-19

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By Associated Press
November 1, 2021

She is afloat vaccinated and said she is lone exhibiting mild symptoms.

White House property caput Jen Psaki said Sunday she has contracted COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms.

Psaki said she was past successful interaction with President Joe Biden connected Tuesday, erstwhile she met him successful the White House, wherever they were much than 6 feet isolated and wearing masks. President Biden, who is tested frequently, past tested antagonistic connected Saturday, according to the White House.

Psaki did not travel President Biden connected his travel overseas to Rome this play for the Group of 20 acme and Glasgow, Scotland, connected Monday for a U.N. clime summit.

Psaki had planned to question with the president but scrapped the travel conscionable arsenic helium was acceptable to depart for Europe aft learning that members of her household had tested affirmative for COVID-19.

"Since then, I person quarantined and tested antagonistic (via PCR) for COVID connected Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday," Psaki said successful a statement. "However, today, I tested affirmative for COVID."

Psaki, who is afloat vaccinated, said she is lone exhibiting mild symptoms.

"While I person not had adjacent interaction successful idiosyncratic with the President oregon elder members of the White House unit since Wednesday – and tested antagonistic for 4 days aft that past interaction — I americium disclosing today's affirmative trial retired of an abundance of transparency," Psaki said.

White House unit and others traveling with the president person been undergoing regular tests for COVID-19 since earlier departing Washington and are each afloat vaccinated. Many officials person besides received booster shots, owed to the close-quarters situation and predominant question associated with their work.

President Biden got his COVID-19 booster connected Sept. 27, soon aft national regulators approved the 3rd dose for galore Americans.

President Biden has been accompanied connected the travel by main lawman property caput Karine Jean-Pierre. Psaki said she would instrumentality to enactment successful idiosyncratic astatine the decision of a 10-day quarantine and pursuing a antagonistic accelerated test.

Additional reporting by The Associated Press.