WASHINGTON – White House press secretary Jen Psaki has tested positive for COVID for the second time.
Psaki said Tuesday she took a COVID test in preparation for travel with President Joe Biden to Europe later this week. The test came back positive. Psaki said she will no longer be making the trip.
“Thanks to the vaccine, I have only experienced mild symptoms,” Psaki said in a statement. “In alignment with White House COVID-19 protocols, I will work from home and plan to return to work in person at the conclusion of a five-day isolation period and a negative test.”
Biden also took a COVD test Tuesday. His results came back negative, Psaki said.
“I had two socially-distanced meetings with the president yesterday, and the president is not considered a close contact as defined by CDC guidance,” she said. “I am sharing the news of my positive test today out of an abundance of transparency.”
Psaki also tested positive for COVID in October after several family members at home tested positive earlier.
Michael Collins covers the White House. Follow him on Twitter @mcollinsNEWS.