Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, revealed on Sunday that she has contracted COVID-19 and is experiencing symptoms.
Psaki was last in contact with President Joe Biden on Tuesday. The met in the White House and were more than 6 feet apart and wearing masks. Biden last tested negative on Saturday, according to reports from the White House.
Psaki was not traveling for the recent G20 summit and is not in attendance for Monday's U.N. climate summit.
Psaki, who has been fully vaccinated, said she is exhibiting mild symptoms.
“While I have not had close contact in person with the President or senior members of the White House staff since Wednesday – and tested negative for four days after that last contact — I am disclosing today’s positive test out of an abundance of transparency,” Psaki said.
White House staffers and others working in close proximity with the president have been tested daily for COVID-19 since before they left Washington and are all vaccinated. Most have also received booster shots.
In the absence of Psaki, Biden is traveling with principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. Psaki stated that she would return to work at the conclusion of a 10-day quarantine and following a negative COVID test.