Harris caught presiding over Senate massless after close contact with COVID positive staffer

Vice President Kamala Harris was seen presiding over the Senate masques,s defying the guidelines set out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention due to her recent close contact with a COVID-positive staffer.

According to Fox News, Harris was photographed maskers at both the Senate and at an event later in the day, seeming to violate the guidelines that her administration has so hotly defended.

Harris has acknowledged that she was exposed to the COVID-positive individual the day before and her office said just hours before her appearance that she was in close contact with the comms directed that was actively infected with COVID-19.

Recent guidelines from the CDC website states that vaccinated individuals who are exposed to someone who is COVID positive should wear a mask for 10 days when around others.

Harris’ communication directer tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, the day after he attended a White House ceremony where he was in close contact with Harris and former President Barack Obama.

“Jamal Simmons, the Vice President’s Communications Director, tested positive for COVID-19 today,” Harris’ press secretary Kirsten Allen said in a statement. “Jamal was in close contact to the Vice President as defined by CDC guidance. Jamal is isolating and working from home.”

The office also provided a statement to POLITICO where they said that the White House official consulted with a White House doctor and practiced “social distancing” with “limited” and “brief” interactions with others.

Later in the day Harris was also seen at an event at the National Gallery of Art speaking to a crowd without a mask on, once again seeming to be in violation with the CDC’s guidelines.