The White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Has COVID-19
- Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House principal deputy press secretary, has tested positive for COVID-19.
- Jean-Pierre is not considered a close contact of President Joe Biden.
- She tested positive following her return from the President’s trip to Europe.
Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House principal deputy press secretary, announced Sunday she tested positive for COVID-19 following her return trip from Europe with President Joe Biden.
“This afternoon, after returning from the President’s trip to Europe, I took a PCR test. That test came back positive,” Jean-Pierre said in a statement. “I last saw the President during a socially distanced meeting yesterday, and the President is not considered a close contact as defined by CDC guidance. I am sharing the news of my positive test today out of an abundance of transparency.”
Jean-Pierre said she will return to work at the White House in person at the conclusion of a five-day isolation period and a negative test.
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