Jen Psaki, the White House Press Secretary contracted coronavirus this Wednesday. She announced this in a statement alongside her positive PCR test report.
Jen Psaki stated that she hasn’t been in close proximity with the President since Tuesday.
In an official statement, Jen Psaki said “on Wednesday, in coordination with senior leadership at the White House and the medical team, I made the decision not to travel on the foreign trip with the president due to a family emergency, which was members of my household testing positive for covid-19.”
She further added, “since then, I have quarantined and tested negative (via PCR) for covid-19 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. However, today I tested positive for COVID.”
Psaki further emphasized that she has not been in close contact with any of the senior members of the White House staff or the cabinet nor with the President. She stated that she wanted to reveal her test report in order to attain an “out of abundance of transparency.”
Jen Psaki further clarified that “I last saw the President on Tuesday, when we sat outside more than six feet apart, and wore masks. Thanks to the vaccine, I have only experienced mild symptoms which have enabled me to continue working from home.”
Jen Psaki is 42 years old and is fully vaccinated.
She continued her long statement saying “I will plan to return to work in person at the conclusion of the ten-day quarantine following a negative rapid test, which is an additional White House requirement, beyond CDC guidance, taken out of an abundance of caution.”
Almost 2 weeks before Jen Psaki tested positive for Covid-19, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas also tested positive for coronavirus. He was fully vaccinated as well.
He said in September, “the bottom line is that if you’re fully vaccinated you’re highly protected now from severe illness, even if you get covid-19. But let me be clear: boosters are important, but the most important thing we need to do is get more people vaccinated.”