Vice President Harris Tests Positive for COVID-19
The Capitol Hill outbreak has claimed its latest victim.
Harris tested positive from both rapid and PCR tests, her office said.
“She has exhibited no symptoms, will isolate and continue to work from the Vice President’s residence,” Harris spokeswoman Kirsten Allen said in a statement.
Harris is fully vaccinated and boosted.
She was scheduled to hear the President’s Daily Briefing alongside Biden Tuesday morning, but it is unclear if that meeting took place. The White House did not respond to a request for comment.
Harris and Biden both took trips last week. Harris traveled to California, attending a DNC fundraiser in Los Angeles before visiting San Francisco. She returned to DC on Monday.
Biden attended back-to-back DNC fundraisers in Portland and Seattle, then stopped at his home in Delaware for the weekend.
Harris’ office said she “has not been a close contact” of President Biden or the first lady, however, the CDC definition of “close contact” has been controversial.
When Nancy Pelosi tested positive earlier this month, she claimed not to be a close contact of President Biden despite attending an event with him and hugging him because their contact was not a prolonged fifteen minutes, as the CDC definition requires.