White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced Tuesday she will not travel with President Biden to Europe after she tested positive for COVID.
“Today, in preparation for travel to Europe, I took a PCR test this morning,” Psaki said in a tweet. “That test came back positive, which means I will be adhering to CDC guidance and no longer be traveling on the President’s trip to Europe.”
She said she had “two socially-distanced meetings” with Biden Monday but “he is not considered a close-contact as defined by CDC guidance.”
Psaki, who is allegedly fully vaccinated and boosted, shared the news “out of an abundance of transparency.”
Biden tested negative for COVID, she said.
“Thanks to the vaccine, I have only experienced mild symptoms,” Psaki added. “In alignment with White House COVID-19 protocols, I will work from home and plan to return to work in person at the conclusion of a five-day isolation period and a negative test.”
This is the second time Psaki has announced she tested positive for the virus. The last time was in October before Biden’s trip to Italy and Scotland.