Vice President Kamala Harris has tested positive for COVID-19, the White House announced Tuesday.
“She has not exhibited symptoms, will self-isolate and continue to work from the vice president’s residence,” Kirsten Allen, the vice president’s press secretary, said in a statement. “She has not been a close contact with the President or the First Lady due to their respective recent travel schedules. She will follow the CDC guidelines and the advice of her doctors. The vice president will return to the White House when she tests negative.”
Harris, 57, is fully vaccinated and received a second booster shot on April 1.
Harris’ positive test also comes as a new wave of coronavirus infections swept through Washington, DC, following Omicron’s wave in January.
In March, Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff tested positive for COVID, and earlier this month dozens of people, including Attorney General Merrick Garland, tested positive after the high-profile Gridiron dinner.