White House communications director Kate Bedingfield has tested positive for COVID-19.
Bedingfield, who is fully vaccinated and boosted, said in a tweet that she is only experiencing 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,” she said.
In a follow up tweet, Bedinfield said: “I last saw the President Wednesday in a socially-distanced meeting while wearing an N-95 mask, and he is not considered a close contact as defined by the CDC.”
Earlier in the week, Vice President Kamala Harris tested positive for COVID. Harris is currently isolating in the vice president’s residence.