The White House announced Tuesday that Doug Emhoff, second gentleman, was positive for COVID-19. Kamala Harris, Vice President, was negative for the test but has changed her schedule to reflect her husband’s diagnosis. Sabrina Singh, spokesperson for Harris, said that she will not give her remarks at the White House during Women’s History Month “outrageously.”
Singh stated that the Vice President had tested negative for COVID-19 and would continue to test.
Fox News was told by a White House official that President Biden had not been in close contact with Emhoff. The official stated that he was being tested as part of his regular cadence and would continue to undergo testing.
Biden spoke at the White House event and said that he was proud of Harris. However, he noted that Harris “chosen not to take a chance because her husband had COVID and felt very well.”
“I was told that he is fine when he does this. She decided that she was not going to join us today out of excess of caution. Let’s not forget to send her love, because she is so proud of our team for real change.
Biden and Harris last saw each other Tuesday afternoon at an unmasked ceremony attended by lawmakers to sign the $1.5 billion Omnibus Spending Bill.
Emhoff’s positive test came just days after former President Barack Obama said he also had the virus.