Principal Deputy White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre Tests Positive For Covid-19

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The White House released a press release stating that Principal Deputy White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre tested positive for Covid-19

“This afternoon, after returning from the President’s trip to Europe, I took a PCR test. That test came back positive.

I last saw the President during a socially distanced meeting yesterday, and the President is not considered a close contact as defined by CDC guidance. I am sharing the news of my positive test today out of an abundance of transparency.

Thanks to being fully vaccinated and boosted, I have only experienced mild symptoms. In alignment with White House COVID-19 protocols, I will work from home and plan to return to work in person at the conclusion of a five-day isolation period and a negative test.”

Jean-Pierre tested positive five days after White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced she tested positive for Coronavirus for a second time.

View the statement here.