Vice President Kamala reportedly had a close call with COVID-19 recently as the White House announced on Wednesday that she was in contact with a COVID-positive staffer Fox News reported.
According to the official statement from the executive branch, however, the second in command has been tested and is not positive for coronavirus:
“It is in the public’s interest to know if any of the four principals [President, Vice President, First Lady, and Second Gentleman] are considered to have been in close contact with a White House official who subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 shortly after that contact,” the statement said.
“The criteria for what is considered a ‘close contact’ with the principals is determined by the White House Medical Unit, in line with CDC guidance.”
The statement continued, “On Wednesday morning, a staff member who staffed 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. This staff member is fully vaccinated and boosted and did not experience symptoms. Others who were in close contact with this staff member are being contacted and will be advised to get tested per CDC guidance.”
This wasn’t the only “close call” to come from the White House, however. President Joe Biden himself had a close brush with a staffer who had covid, according to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Monday:
“On Monday morning, a mid-level staff member, who does not regularly have contact with the President, received a positive result for a COVID-19 test,” Psaki said in a statement.
” Three days earlier, on Friday, that staff member had spent approximately 30 minutes in proximity to the President on Air Force One, on the way from Orange, South Carolina to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.”
The staffer who came in contact with Biden and tested positive was reportedly ” fully vaccinated and boosted, and tested negative prior to boarding Air Force One.”