Vice President Kamala Harris recently tested positive for COVID-19. Kirsten Allen, Harris’ press secretary, stated in a Tuesday statement that Harris was showing no symptoms. Harris, 57 years old, is the highest-ranking Biden administration official to have tested positive for the virus, since Jen Psaki, White House press secretary, in March.
According to the VP’s office, Harris hadn’t been at any White House meetings on Tuesday. She also had not seen President Biden in over a year. Cameras captured Harris wearing a mask arriving at the White House Tuesday morning. Harris was originally scheduled to attend the President’s Daily Brief meeting on Tuesday.
Harris tweeted, “I’m thankful to be both vaccinated AND boosted.” According to the White House, Harris spoke on the phone with Biden.
The White House stated that he wanted to make sure she had everything she needed as she quarantines at her home.
Allen released a statement saying that Vice President Harris had tested positive for COVID-19 in rapid and PCR tests. “She has not displayed any symptoms and will continue to work from the residence of Vice President Harris.”
Due to their recent travel schedules, she has not been in close contact with the President or First Ladies. She will adhere to CDC guidelines as well as the advice of her doctors. “The Vice President will return the White House if she tests negative,” said the statement.
Harris is fully vaccinated. Harris has had two booster shots. Harris received the most recent shot April 1.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was also positive for COVID-19 at her April 1st test, but she was still asymptomatic.