The First Lady of the United States, Jill Biden, tested positive for COVID-19 Monday night, the White House reported.
“This afternoon, the First Lady tested positive for COVID-19. He currently has only mild symptoms. “She will remain at her home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware,” spokeswoman Elizabeth Alexander said in a statement.
For his part, President Joe Biden has tested negative, according to the White House.
It seems everyone has contracted COVID-19. Because of this, this surge is likely worse than official data suggests
In August last year, the First Lady tested positive for COVID-19 while vacationing in South Carolina. President Joe Biden tested positive last July. Both had rebound cases shortly after treatment with Paxlovid.
A government official told CNN in August that White House protocols have not changed, although some experts warned that rising hospitalizations could mean some high-risk individuals should consider wearing masks to prevent transmission of COVID-19.
COVID-19 has changed and with it, our immunity
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters in the White House briefing room in July that anyone meeting with the president is still tested for COVID-19 before their meeting, after members of the Israeli president’s delegation, including Isaac Herzog, tested positive before a bilateral meeting.
“We have verification protocols when someone meets with the President,” Jean-Pierre said at the time. “So I can tell you that anyone who meets with the President will be tested. Yes, we all do.”