Kamala Harris tests positive for Covid
Vice President Kamala Harris has tested positive for COVID-19, the White House announced Tuesday.
Harris has exhibited no symptoms and will isolate at home.
"She has not been a close contact to the President or First Lady due to their respective recent travel schedules," the White House said.
"She will follow CDC guidelines and the advice of her physicians. The Vice President will return to the White House when she tests negative."
Her office said Tuesday night that she was taking Paxlovid, an antiviral drug which reduces the risk of COVID hospitalization by 90%.
Harris spent last week in California, and returned to Washington Monday night, so she had not met with President Biden in person in recent days.