White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki Tests Positive For Covid-19

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that she has tested positive for Covid-19.

She issued a statement on Sunday in which she said that she last saw President Joe Biden on Tuesday, “when we sat outside more than six-feet apart, and wore masks.”

Psaki decided on Wednesday not to travel with Biden on his trip to Europe, in what was described at the time as a family emergency. Instead, White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre traveled on the trip instead.

She said that the family emergency was that members of her household had tested positive.

“Since then, I have quarantined and tested negative (via PCR) for COVID on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday,” she said. “However, today, I tested positive for COVID.”

Given that she is vaccinated, Psaki’s positive test would indicate a breakthrough case of Covid. She said that she has experienced only mild symptoms, but will quarantine for 10 days and after a negative test.

More to come.

Her complete statement is below:

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.  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.   While I have not had close contact in person with the President or senior members of the White House staff since Wednesday – and tested negative for four days after that last contact — I am disclosing today’s positive test out of an abundance of transparency.  I last saw the President on Tuesday, when we sat outside more than six-feet apart, and wore masks.

 

Thanks to the vaccine, I have only experienced mild symptoms which has enabled me to continue working from home.  I will  plan to return to work in person at the conclusion of the ten day quarantine following a negative rapid test, which is an additional White House requirement, beyond CDC guidance, taken out of an abundance of caution.

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