Psaki, 43, confirmed the news Tuesday afternoon.
“Today, in preparation for my trip to Europe, I took the PCR test this morning. That test came back positive, which means I will follow the CDC’s guidance and will not travel further on the President’s trip to Europe,” Psaki said in a statement. White House report.
Zaki said he would work from home and return to work in person after a five-day isolation period and a negative Govt-19 test.
Biden, who had previously said Saki had tested negative for Govt-19 on Monday, was tested negative by a PCR test on Tuesday.
“Yesterday I had two social-distance meetings with the President and he was not considered a close liaison as per the CDC guidelines. I share the message of my positive test today with the abundance of transparency,” Psaki’s statement said.
White House Deputy Press Secretary Chris Maker stepped in to fill Psaki’s press conference at the White House, thanking them for their “flexibility” with “adjustments” as he began the conference.
Meeger said members of the press who attended Monday’s press conference were not considered close associates and that the White House was currently conducting a contact tracking. He said the White House was currently conducting a contact trail, but that no member of the press team who was determined to be in close contact would have been exposed by Monday’s conference.
Inside the White House last month, according to federal public health guidelines, officials and visitors were not required to wear masks or social breaks. Visitors are expected to undergo a Govt-19 test before attending official White House events.
Covit-19 cases in Washington fell from a peak in early January, when the country faced a wave of omigran variation cases.
The story was updated on Tuesday with further improvements.