Kamala Harris tests positive for Covid as Vice President isolates with no symptoms – but Joe Biden NOT a close contact

VICE President Kamala Harris has tested positive for Covid-19 but was not in close contact with President Joe Biden.

Harris' press secretary confirmed the news on Tuesday, saying the vice president is not experiencing any symptoms and will follow CDC guidelines and isolate herself.


"Today, Vice President Harris tested positive for COVID-19 on rapid and PCR tests. She has exhibited no symptoms, will isolate and continue to work from the Vice President's residence," Press Secretary Kirsten Allen said in a statement.

The White House said Harris was not in close contact with President Biden or First Lady Jill Biden in recent days.

According to CNN, Harris arrived at the White House Tuesday morning and went straight to take a test.

After testing positive on both PCR and rapid tests, she returned home to her residence at the Naval Observatory, where she will be isolating.

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Harris has not seen President Biden since the Easter Egg Roll on April 18, CNN reported citing White House officials.

She left Washington for California that afternoon and didn't return until Monday night.

While in California, she held events on portfolio issues last week.

Harris held no public events over the weekend before returning to the nation's capital.

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Harris is completely vaccinated, receiving both doses of the Moderna vaccine in January 2021 and two booster shots.

The vice president's positive diagnosis comes weeks after her husband also came down with Covid.

Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff tested positive for Covid on March 15.

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Unlike his wife, Emhoff said he experienced mild symptoms.

"I tested positive for COVID. My symptoms are mild and I’m grateful to be both vaccinated and boosted," the second gentleman tweeted at the time.

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