White House Press Sec. Jen Psaki Tests Positive For COVID-19

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has tested positive for COVID-19, she shared in a statement released to Twitter on Sunday.

In the statement, Psaki said that she had decided on Wednesday not to travel with President Joe Biden on his European trip “due to a family emergency, which was members of my household testing positive for COVID-19.”

Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre traveled with the president instead.

Psaki added that she tested negative for Covid-19 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, but had tested positive on Sunday. She was “disclosing today’s positive test out of an abundance of transparency.”

Psaki said she last saw President Biden on Tuesday, “when we sat outside more than six-feet apart, and wore masks.”

“Thanks to the vaccine,” she concluded, “I have only experienced mild symptoms which has enabled me to continue working from home.” Psaki plans to return to work after the conclusion of a ten-day quarantine after she tests negative, which she described as “an additional White House requirement, beyond CDC guidance,” and done “out of an abundance of caution.”


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