President Biden tests positive for COVID-19

President Biden tests positive for COVID-19

July 21, 2022 0 By Ellen Novack

MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 30: MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 30: US President Joe Biden smiles while taking a question from the media during his press conference at the NATO Summit on June 30, 2022 in Madrid, Spain. During the summit in Madrid, on June 30 NATO leaders will make the historic decision whether to increase the number of high-readiness troops above 300,000 to face the Russian threat.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

The White House announced Thursday that President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19. Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre released the statement, stressing that the president “is fully vaccinated and twice boosted and experiencing very mild symptoms,” adding that he has begun taking Paxlovid. He was last tested on Tuesday and had a negative result.

He “will participate in his planned meetings at the White House this morning via phone and Zoom from the residence.”

Consistent with White House protocol for positive COVID cases, which goes above and beyond CDC guidance, he will continue to work in isolation until he tests negative. Once he tests negative, he will return to in-person work.

Out of an abundance of transparency, the White House will provide a daily update on the President’s status as he continues to carry out the full duties of the office while in isolation.