Vice President Kamala Harris has examined optimistic for COVID-19, the White Home introduced Tuesday.
Harris has exhibited no signs and can isolate at dwelling.
“She has not been a detailed contact to the President or First Woman as a result of their respective current journey schedules,” the White Home mentioned. “She’s going to comply with CDC tips and the recommendation of her physicians. The Vice President will return to the White Home when she checks adverse.”
Harris spent final week in California, and returned to Washington Monday night time, so she had not met with Biden in particular person in current days.
Like Biden, Harris had been cautious in regards to the virus, masking indoors and minimizing massive gatherings. The White Home dropped most of these precautions this spring, and since then, has seen a number of circumstances, amid a bigger uptick in Washington, D.C.
Harris’ optimistic check does have one speedy short-term political ramification: the Senate is rescheduling a minimum of one nomination vote set for Tuesday as a result of she would not be accessible to interrupt a 50-50 tie.
Harris is the highest-profile U.S. chief to contract the coronavirus since former President Donald Trump in 2020
The prognosis comes weeks after her husband, second gentleman Doug Emhoff, examined optimistic. And earlier this month, greater than a dozen attendees of the annual Gridiron dinner — together with Jamal Simmons, Harris’ communications director — have been recognized to have examined optimistic for COVID-19. At the moment, Legal professional Normal Merrick Garland additionally examined optimistic, in addition to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Reps. Adam Schiff and Joaquin Castro. All have been friends on the dinner. Harris didn’t attend it.
The COVID-19 prognosis makes Harris the highest-profile U.S. chief to contract the coronavirus since former President Donald Trump, who examined optimistic for COVID-19 throughout the remaining month of the 2020 presidential marketing campaign.
Harris was totally vaccinated with the Moderna vaccine, and has since been boosted twice. Everybody in shut proximity to Harris is frequently examined, as is the case for Biden and different high-level White Home officers.