White House Spokeswoman Jen Psaki Tests Positive for Covid-19
Triple vaccinated, Psaki says she is working remotely and experiencing mild symptoms.
November 2, 2021
Triple vaccinated White House Spokeswoman Jen Psaki reports that she has tested positive for Covonavirus or Covid-19. She last saw President Joe Biden on Tuesday, just before his trip to Europe.
"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."