Vice President Kamala Harris tests positive for COVID-19

Harris’ press secretary, Kirsten Allen, said in a statement on Tuesday that Harris was showing no signs of illness. Since White House press secretary Jen Psaki tested positive for the virus in March, Harris, 57, is the highest-ranking Biden administration employee to test positive for the illness.

The White House says Vice President Kamala Harris has tested positive for COVID-19, she has exhibited no symptoms and was not in close contact with President Biden.

Harris had not attended any White House meetings on Tuesday, according to the VP’s office, and she had not met President Biden since April 18.

Harris was spotted wearing a mask as she arrived at the White House on Tuesday morning. She was supposed to attend the President’s Daily Briefing on Tuesday.

Harris tweeted, “I’m grateful to be both vaccinated and boosted.” According to the White House, she spoke with Biden over the phone.

The White House stated, “He wanted to check in and make sure she had all she needs while she is quarantined at home.”

In a statement, Allen stated, “Vice President Harris tested positive for COVID-19 on rapid and PCR tests today.” “She has shown no symptoms and will remain isolated and work from the Vice President’s mansion.”

“Due to their recent travel schedules, she has not been in frequent contact with the President or First Lady. She will follow the CDC’s guidelines as well as the advice of her physicians. When she tests negative, the Vice President will return to the White House ” the statement added.

Harris is fully vaccinated and has had two booster doses, the most recent of which he received on April 1.