White House communications director tests positive for COVID-19

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White Residence communications director Kate Bedingfield has analyzed optimistic for COVID-19. 

In a sequence of tweets, Bedingfield mentioned she identified her favourable effects on Friday morning. 

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“This early morning, I analyzed good for COVID-19. I very last noticed the president Wednesday in a socially-distanced conference when putting on an N-95 mask, and he is not deemed a shut get in touch with as described by the CDC,” she wrote

Bedingfield explained that “thanks to becoming entirely vaccinated and boosted” she is only encountering gentle indications. 

“In alignment with White Dwelling COVID-19 protocols, I will perform from residence and system to return to perform in particular person at the summary of a 5-day isolation interval and a adverse examination,” she reported. 

White House communications director tests positive for COVID-19

White Home Director of Communications Kate Bedingfield usually takes a concern in the course of a press briefing at the White Household in Washington, U.S., March 29, 2022. 
(REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

Bedingfield’s announcement will come just after Vice President Kamala Harris tested beneficial for the virus previously in the 7 days. 

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The vice president’s press secretary, Kirsten Allen, explained neither President Biden nor initially girl Jill Biden was considered a “close speak to” of Harris in modern times.

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at the Tribal Nations Summit in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in Washington.

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at the Tribal Nations Summit in the South Court docket Auditorium on the White Household campus, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in Washington.
(AP Photograph/Patrick Semansky)

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The Facilities for Ailment Command and Avoidance (CDC) defines somebody in “close get hold of” as anyone who is less than six ft aside for at least 15 minutes.