After feeling mild symptoms overnight, I tested positive for COVID this morning. We’ve done the contact tracing and let people know. It’s a bummer, but I’m sure if I wasn’t fully vaccinated I would be feeling a lot worse. So remember to get your booster!
Harris is symptom-free after receiving her second booster dose on April 1.
Harris’ press secretary, Kristen Allen, said in a statement that the vice president, who is 57, will isolate himself and work from home.
“Due to their separate recent travel itineraries,” the statement stated, “she has not had a close contact to the President or First Lady.” “She will follow the CDC’s instructions as well as the advise of her doctors. When Jill tests negative, Vice President will return to the White House.”
Harris and President Joe Biden were last seen together on April 18 at the White House Easter Egg Roll.
Harris traveled to California on April 18 and returned to Washington on Monday.
Harris came to the White House Tuesday morning and tested positive during her regular testing protocol. She did not participate in any in-person meetings before testing, sources said.
Harris’ husband, second gentleman Doug Emhoff, tested positive for COVID-19 last month.
Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., also tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.
He said he felt “mild symptoms overnight.”
“I’m sure if I wasn’t fully vaccinated I would be feeling a lot worse. So remember to get your booster!” he tweeted.
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., also tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, his office said. He is experiencing minor symptoms.
As Vice President, Kamala Harris has worked in partnership with President Joe Biden to get America vaccinated, rebuild our economy, reduce child poverty, and pass an infrastructure law that will lift up communities that have been left behind.