A staffer for Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, the Joe Biden campaign said, adding that neither Biden nor Harris had any contact with her.
In addition to Liz Allen, Harris’s communication director, a non-staff flight crew member involved with the campaign, also tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
“Senator Harris was not in close contact, as defined by the CDC, with either of these individuals during the two days prior to their positive tests; as such, there is no requirement for quarantine,” Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon said in a statement.
“Regardless, out of an abundance of caution and in line with our campaign’s commitment to the highest levels of precaution, we are canceling Senator Harris’s travel through Sunday, October 18th, but she will keep a robust and aggressive schedule of virtual campaign activities to reach voters all across the country during this time. She will return to in-person campaigning on Monday, October 19th.”
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