Vice President of The United State Kamala Harris has tested negative for COVID-19 after coming in ‘close contact’ with a staffer who tested positive, the White House announced Wednesday evening.
On Wednesday morning, a staff member who was with the Vice President throughout the day Tuesday received a positive test result for COVID-19. Yesterday, Monday and every day last week, this staff member tested negative for COVID-19. The unnamed staff member is fully vaccinated and boosted and did not experience symptoms, the White House said.
As a part of that regular testing, the Vice President received an antigen test this morning and tested negative.
Earlier today, after being notified of the staffer’s positive test, the Vice President received a PCR test and tested negative. She will be tested again on Friday then again on Monday per CDC guidance.
As CDC guidance does not require fully vaccinated people to quarantine after an exposure, the Vice President will continue with her daily schedule. This evening, she will depart Joint Base Andrews for Los Angeles where she and the Second Gentleman will remain through the New Year.