White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced on Twitter Sunday evening that she has tested positive for COVID-19. Psaki, who is fully vaccinated, said she has experienced only mild symptoms.
Psaki said she disclosed her test result “out of an abundance of transparency.” She said she last met with President Joe Biden on Tuesday, when they sat outside more than 6 feet apart and wore masks.
“On Wednesday, in coordination with senior leadership at the White House and the medical team, I made the decision not to travel on the foreign trip with the President due to a family emergency, which was members of my household testing positive for COVID-19,” Psaki posted on Twitter. “Since then, I have quarantined and tested negative (via PCR) for COVID on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. However, today, I tested positive for COVID.”
Psaki also said she did not have close contact with other senior White House staff since Wednesday and that she has been able to work from home. She plans to return to the White House following a 10-day quarantine and a negative rapid test for COVID-19.
In recent days, President Biden has met with Pope Francis, President Emmanuel Macron of France and other leaders of the world’s richest nations at the annual G20 summit in Rome, which ended Sunday.
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