The Press Secretary of the White House, Jen Psaki announced in a statement that she contracted Covid-19. She further stated that she has not been in “close contact” with the President since last Tuesday.
Jen Psaki stated, “on Wednesday, in coordination with senior leadership at the White House and the medical team, I made the decision not to travel on the foreign trip with the president due to a family emergency, which was members of my household testing positive for covid-19.”
The Press Secretary for the White House is 42 years old and is fully vaccinated.
She further said in her statement that “since then, I have quarantined and tested negative (via PCR) for Covid-19 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. However, today I tested positive for COVID.”
Psaki insisted that she hasn’t been in close contact or proximity with the President or any other senior members of the cabinet or the white house staff for that matter. She also revealed her covid-19 test result “out of an abundance of transparency.”
Psaki stated “I last saw the President on Tuesday, when we sat outside more than six feet apart, and wore masks. Thanks to the vaccine, I have only experienced mild symptoms which have enabled me to continue working from home.”
Jen Psaki continued her statement by saying “I will plan to return to work in person at the conclusion of the ten-day quarantine following a negative rapid test, which is an additional white house requirement, beyond CDC guidance, taken out of an abundance of caution.”
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was also diagnosed with Covid-19. He is also fully vaccinated. Psaki fell prey to coronavirus just 2 weeks apart from the Homeland Security Secretary.
President Joe Biden had insisted in September for people to get booster shots after receiving the third dose of vaccine.
He stated “the bottom line is that if you’re fully vaccinated you’re highly protected now from severe illness, even if you get covid-19. But let me be clear: boosters are important, but the most important thing we need to do is get more people vaccinated.”