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Vice President Kamala Harris Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Vice President Kamala Harris has tested positive for COVID-19, the White House announced on Tuesday (April 26).

Harris is not showing any symptoms and “will isolate and continue to work from the Vice President’s residence,” Harris' press secretary, Kirsten Allen, said in a statement.

Harris, who reportedly tested positive on rapid and PCR tests, has not been in close contact with President Joe Biden or First Lady Jill Biden “due to their respective recent travel schedules,” Allen’s statement shared.

"She will follow CDC guidelines and the advice of her physicians," the statement continued. "The Vice President will return to the White House when she tests negative."

Last week, Harris, traveled to her home state of California where she spoke about maternal health at the William J. Rutter Center at the University of California, San Francisco Mission Bay. Following her speech, she then traveled to Los Angeles where she remained through the weekend with no public events. Harris returned to Washington, D.C. on Monday (April 25).

The VP is fully vaccinated and has received two boosters — her first in late October and her second on April 1.

Harris's husband, second gentleman Doug Emhoff, tested positive for COVID-19 last month.

Prior to Harris' announcement on Tuesday, two Democratic senators, Chris Murphy of Connecticut and Ron Wyden of Oregon, announced that they tested positive for COVID-19 and were feeling mild symptoms.

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