The White House said the staffer was fully vaccinated and boosted. (To file)


A Biden administration employee who contacted him on Dec. 17 has tested positive for COVID-19, the White House announced Monday.

“On Monday morning, a mid-level staff member, who does not have regular contact with the President (Joe Biden), tested positive for a COVID-19 test. Three days earlier on Friday, this member of the staff had spent approximately 30 minutes near the president on Air Force One, on the way from Orange, South Carolina, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,” White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement. communicated.

“The President received an antigen test on Sunday and tested negative. This morning, after being informed of the staff member’s positive test, the President received a PCR test and tested negative. He will be tested again Wednesday,” she said.

The White House spokesman said the staffer was fully vaccinated and boosted, and tested negative before boarding Air Force One, as required by anyone traveling with the US president.

“Since CDC guidelines do not require fully vaccinated people to quarantine after exposure, the president will continue with his daily schedule,” she said.

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