President Joe Biden will mask up in certain situations and socially distance himself after first lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID, the White House announced Tuesday.
On Monday, the first lady’s communications director, Elizabeth Alexander, told the press, “This evening, the First Lady tested positive for COVID-19. She is currently experiencing only mild symptoms.” The president tested negative both Monday and Tuesday morning and now will undergo a series of precautionary measures.
“He’s not experiencing any symptoms,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Tuesday. “As far as the steps that he is taking since the president was with the first lady yesterday, he will be masking while indoors and around people in alignment with CDC guidance. And, as, as has been the practice in the