Psaki tests positive for Covid, last saw Biden Tuesday

Psaki tests positive for Covid, last saw Biden Tuesday
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White House press secretary Jen Psaki, who dropped off President Joe Biden’s international trip shortly before he departed, has tested positive for coronavirus after members of her household did, she said in a statement Sunday.

Psaki, who is vaccinated, said she last saw Biden Tuesday outside while masked.

“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,” Psaki said in a statement. “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.”

Psaki said she was disclosing the positive test result “out of an abundance of transparency.” She added that she has experienced mild symptoms and is working remotely.

She continued: “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.”

This story is breaking and will be updated.

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