WASHINGTON (Fwrd Axis) — White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced Tuesday she tested positive for Covid-19 and will not travel with President Joe Biden on his upcoming trip to Europe.
Psaki confirmed the news in a series of tweets Tuesday, saying she had two socially-distanced meetings with Biden but he “is not considered a close contact as defined by CDC guidance.”
The president tested negative on Tuesday by PCR test, Psaki added.
Today, in preparation for travel to Europe, I took a PCR test this morning. 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.
— Jen Psaki (@PressSec) March 22, 2022
This is the second time Psaki tested positive for the virus. Last year, she missed Biden’s trip to Italy and Scotland after members of her household tested positive for Covid. Vice President Kamala Harris’ husband, Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, tested positive for Covid last week.